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First Name: William

Last Name: Hingston

Birthplace: Biddeford, ME, US

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Braintree, MA
Middle Name: Edward

Date of Birth: 26 November 1940

Date of Death: 24 January 1967

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1963 - 1967 (3)
William Edward Hingston, Jr.
'Billy / Wild Bill'

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1963

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Cullum # 24591.

Helicopter pilot, "A" Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Aerial Rocket Artillery), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Killed in action, Vietnam, 24 January 1967.

One of 337 graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to die or who are MIA in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. One of 20 men from the USMA Class of 1963 to make the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Final resting place - Arlington National Cemetery, VA.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:
"Billy" - obvious "Wild Bill" - Derived from his daring as an ice hockey player in high school then on as a 3-year letterman on the Army/West Point Varsity Ice Hockey Team

Honoree ID: 253602   Created by: MHOH




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