Peyton, William Allen, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67N10, 223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 5



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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shipman
Last Address
Shipman

Casualty Date
May 07, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 127

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Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
268th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 67N10, 268th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67N10, 223rd Aviation Battalion/61st Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
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  Burial Info2
  Tribute From Cousin
  High School Photo1
  May 13, 2014, General Photos
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Last Known Activity


Service Number: 356388967
Started Vietnam Tour: 08/22/1969

 

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16396
Incident number: 70050707.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: YA719417
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:
AC WO1 HERMAN LAWRENCE JOHN III KIA
P WO1 SHEPPARD ROBERT PORTER KIA
CE SP5 PEYTON WILLIAM ALLEN KIA
G SP4 SHAW JOHN A RES

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC BARBER RICHARD JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 BEBO WAYNE RICHARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 KANGAS ARTHUR NELSON, AR, PX, KIA
SGT MCCARTHY JOHN JOSEPH, AR, PX, KIA


War Story:
The following exerpt comes from the 61st AHC History for May 1970: "The loss of one aircraft and its four crewmen, three KIA and one WIA, plus the loss of five 4th Infantry Division passengers prevents this month from being one of our best. Combat experienced A/C, WO1 Lawrence J. Herman III, Pilot WO1 Robert P. Sheppard, and Crewchief, SP5 William A. Peyton were killed in action when their UH-1H crashed during a Cambodian mission. Door-gunner, SP4 John A. Shaw was critically injured in the crash and is presently recuperating in CONUS. The officers and men of the 61st mourn the loss of their good friends and comrades and offer wishes of a speedy recovery to SP4 Shaw."

This record was last updated on 10/08/2007

 


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Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013

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