Dean, William Mearl, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 12B10, 5th Special Forces Group (A)/Company A (III CTZ) Detachment C-3 (Bien Hoa)
Service Years
1952 - 1964


Special Forces
Sergeant First Class


Four Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Delavan
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 14, 1964
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lafayette Memorial Park - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 061

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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Senior Parachutist

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1964-1964, 11F10, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1964-1964, 12B10, 5th Special Forces Group (A)/Company A (III CTZ) Detachment C-3 (Bien Hoa)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SFC William Dan served with Det. A1-121, A Company, 5th Special Forces Group, MACV.

He was killed while a passenger aboard a UH-1B (#62-02051) from the 118th Assault Helicopter Company, in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam.  This was a non-hostile loss, occurring
while landing on the summit of Nue Ba Dinh (Tay Ninh Mountain). The weather was not good and there was some fog.
 

Crew of 4 with 5 passengers, of which passengers Capt. Alan Harriman and SFC William Dean, and crew chief SP4 Jim Caughey were killed.
   
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