Lacey, William Girard, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 67N20, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Specialist 4



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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh
Last Address
Pittsburgh

Casualty Date
Mar 09, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Cemetery - Homestead, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16E 046

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial2 - Assoc. Page
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments
145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1966-1967, 67N20, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
  1966-1967, 67N20, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Aircraft took-off and crashed into the river about 100 meters south of the helipad. A red ball of fire was observed on the river's surface. Three crewmen and two passengers perished in the crash. There was one survivor, the aircraft's commander. The lost crewmen included WO1 Harold K. Ketner Jr., CPL Roosevelt Amison Jr., and SP4 William G. Lacey. The two passenger casualties were SP4 McKinley Caughman Jr. and SP4 Woodrow J. Mueller. Nha Be and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel participated in the search and recovery efforts. The wreckage of the helicopter's fuselage section was subsequently recovered by Light Lift Craft 1 and delivered to the Nha Be helicopter pad. Salvage operations were terminated on 12 March 1967. [Taken from vhpa.org]

Source: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
   
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