Knight, Billy Melton, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67R-Single-Engine Single-Rotor Helicopter Maintenance Chief
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 67R, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /C Troop
Service Years
1955 - 1965

Specialist 5


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ganado
Last Address
Ganado

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 066

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1965-1965, 67R, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /C Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP5 Billy Knight served as a crew chief aboard the UH-1B.

At approximately 1527 hours, a UH-1B (#62-12538) armed helicopter on a CA mission crashed and burned in the vicinity of coordinates BR 837 005. All four crew members aboard survived the crash but were killed by enemy fire.

WO1 Benedicto P. Bayron [P]
WO1 Billy J. Talley [P]
SP5 Billy M. Knight [CE]
SGT James L. Riley [G]
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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