Somerville, William harold, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charlestown
Last Address
Charlestown,Indiana 47111

314 52 4020

Born 04-08-1949

Quang Ngai Province I Corps

KIA 08-15-1969

Vietnam Wall 19W-048


Casualty Date
Aug 15, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19W 048

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
War Story:
Aircraft was trail in flight of four with mission of putting Infantry in to take out .51 cal that had been firing up aircraft going in and out of San Juan Hill. Gun could not be knocked out by artillery or air strike and decision was to put infantry in to take out the gun, because it was constantly being moved. The .51 cal hosed aircraft. Mast was hit causing main rotor separation and tailboom was severed. Aircraft was on final to LZ at 200 feet, came apart hit the ground exploded on hill top and then rolled on fire down to the bottom of a ravine. Crew of four and six 11th BDE infantry killed.
   
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