Haney, William Thomas


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 29-Dec-1950

Hometown: Pontiac, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 29-Sep-1968

Start of tour: 9-Aug-1969

Incident date: 17-Oct-1969

Date of casualty: 17-Oct-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
William Thomas Haney was killed while at a listening post when mistaken for a hostile force and engaged a friendly force in a firefight. / At listening post.  Engaged friendly force in firefight. Mistaken for hostile force.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 830 864

Place of interment: Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 17W 087 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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