WILLIAM J MITTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JAMES MITTON

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J MITTON

PANEL / LINE

11W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

09/20/1949

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SAN GABRIEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JAMES MITTON
POSTED ON 11.2.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CWO William Mitton, Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. it is All Souls’ Day when we remember all who passed. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CWO William James Mitton, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.25.2012

Remembered

(Photo Credit: 92ND ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY)



Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 4.26.2010

Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


HELICOPTER UH-1H 68-15412

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15412

The Army purchased this helicopter 0269

Total flight hours at this point: 00001678

Date: 05/06/70

Incident number: 70050622.KIA

Unit: 92 ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY

Cambodia

UTM grid coordinates: YA483617

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database.

Also: OPERA ( Operations Report )

Loss to Inventory

Name: WO1 WILLIAM JAMES MITTON (posthumously promoted)

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/70 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.

Age at death: 20.6

Date of Birth: 09/20/49

Home City: San Gabriel, CA

Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.

Unit: 92 AHC

Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade

Flight class: 69-11

Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.

The Wall location: 11W-115

Short Summary:
Died instantly due to a head wound on takeoff from an LZ.
Rest of crew survived the crash.

Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15412

SSN: 264846315 Service number: W3164614

Country: Cambodia

MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot

Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea

Compliment cause: small arms fire

Vehicle involved: helicopter

Position in vehicle: aircraft commander

Started Tour: 06/19/69

"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew

This record was last updated on 07/25/98





YOU ARE NOR FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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