Lee, William Robert, WO1

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Virginia Beach
Last Address
Virginia Beach

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36E 021

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1968-1968, 062B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Lee served with  B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.

He was trained in Flight class: 67-21 .

On 31 January 1968, while doing a recon of some bridges in Hue,, he was the pilot fo an UH-1B (tail number 63-12915) that was shot down by small arms fire.  His crew chief, SP4 Richard Delgado was also killed in the incident. According to eyewitness account, the two men were murdered by their VC captors on the ground.

The aircraft commander, 1st Lt. Willima H. Babcock, and the door gunner were rescued.

He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot Section 3 Site 1789-A.
   
Comments/Citation
Note: Possible POW?
   
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