Ogden, William Stephen, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 67A, 134th Aviation Company
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Feb 06, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
West Laurel Hill Cemetery - Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33W 072/Rockland 40

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 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade134th Aviation Company
  1968-1969, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 67A, 134th Aviation Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On February 6, 1969, the 134th Assault Helicopter Company conducted a combat assault with Republic of Korea (ROK) units near Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan Province, RVN. At the landing zone (LZ), the Viet Cong were waiting in spider holes for the incoming aircraft. The lead UH-1 helicopter was hit by ground fire and crashed in the LZ while another UH-1 (66-16326) was destroyed by a B-40 rocket as it landed. CW2 William M. Harrison, the aircraft commander with 24 days left in country, was killed by shrapnel from the B-40. The crew chief, SP4 John Baxter, was hit by numerous pieces of shrapnel, including a leg wound that had to later be amputated. The last UH-1 (66-16319) in the three-ship formation went around the crashed lead ship. As it did, it was hit by a hail of fire with a round hitting the gunner, SP4 William S. Ogden, in the neck and killing him instantly. The rest of the crew somehow escaped serious jury and managed to get the badly damaged ship back to Phan Rang Air Base. [Taken from underwoodconsulting.org]

   
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