Coats, William Gettis, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary MOS
9301-Tactical Intelligence Staff Officer (G2, S2)
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 9301, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
Service Years
1955 - 1967
Major


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chappells
Last Address
Chappells

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery - Cross Hill, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21E, Line 26

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 9301, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Colleges Attended 
Clemson University
  1953-1957, Clemson University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Coats was an observer abaord a  OH-23G "Raven" (tail number 62-03793) helicopter when he and the pilot, WO1 James R. Simpson,  were killed in the accident due to rotor failure south of Hoc Mon, near Saigon..

He was interred in the Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cross Hill, South Carolina. He left a wife and 3 sons.

 
   
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