Currence, William Allen, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Aviation

Captain



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Great Falls
Last Address
Santa Clara, California (home of record)
Salina, Kansas

Casualty Date
Jan 15, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34W 006

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
212th Aviation Battalion16th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 1981, 212th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1969, 1981, 16th Aviation Group
  1968-1969, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Colleges Attended 
Foothill College
  1962-1965, Foothill College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain William Currence lived in various places, born in Montana whien father was stationed nearby with the Army Air Corps. He graduated from high school in Salina, Kansas in 1962  Family moved to California. He attended Foothill College before entering the Army.

He had graduated from Flight class: 68-10/68-14, at the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center, Fort Wolters, Texas. He held the rank of 1st Lt. then. At one point , according to obituary, he had served in the Special Forces.

He had married Marianne Blickenberger 29 July 1968 in Newport News, Virginia. She was from Bad Tolz, Bavaria, West Germany.

His last home was in Redmond, Washington.

In Vietnam, he was shot down on a mission supporting 3rd Marines during Operation Taylor Commons in contact west of Hoa An aboard a UH-1H (tail number 66-16205).

Crew:
CAPT William A. Currence, pilot
1st Lt. Nicholas J. Swidonovich, AC
SP4 Francis H. Corwin Jr.,CE
SP4 Ronald D. Slayton, G

Marine personnel/passengers:
Lt. Col. Ermil L. Whisman, HQ Btry, 1st Bn, 12th Marines
Col. Michael M. Spark, HQ Co, 3rd Marines
SMaj. Ted E. McClintock, HQ Co, 3rd Marines
LCpl. Frederick D. Kansik, HQ Co, 3rd Marines

He was buried in Bad Tolz, West Germany.  He had been stationed there prior to Vietnam.
   
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