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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM HENRY YOUNT JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM H YOUNT JR

PANEL / LINE

5W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

05/03/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/24/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MILLINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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LEFT FOR WILLIAM HENRY YOUNT JR
POSTED ON 12.24.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Chief Warrant Officer William Henry Yount, Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served an Attack Helicopter Pilot and was assigned to A TRP, 3RD SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 9.7.2019

Final Mission of CW3 William H. Yount Jr.

On December 24, 1970, a U.S. Army AH-1G Cobra (tail number 68-15171) attack helicopter from A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry was conducting a Nighthawk mission when it was shot down by hostile groundfire. The Nighthawk missions were nighttime combat patrols utilizing a modified UH-1M helicopter fitted with spotlights from M-551 tanks which would illuminate targets for the Cobras. During this mission in Binh Long Province, RVN, the Cobra was hit by small arms fire and crashed. Both crewmen were killed. The lost personnel were aircraft commander 1LT Jospeh C. Spence Jr. and pilot CW3 William H. Yount Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.20.2014

THANK YOU

WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID.
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POSTED ON 12.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CWO William Henry Yount Jr, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.5.2012
POSTED BY: CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike)

Tribute From Flight School Classmate

Bill Yount was in the same Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Class (66-13) at Ft. Wolters, TX. Since he was in Section B3 and I was in Section B1, I didn't know him well. However, I distinctly remember the name. And, as I recall he was one of the outstanding leaders in our company.



God bless you and yours, Bill. Hope to see you in Heaven when I get there.



Welcome Home, Brother!



Mike Kemp



Army-Together We Served Member; Vietnam Fallen Remembrance Project Team Member. See Personal Profile at http:army.togetherweserved.comrsbvMike.Kemp

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