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Simpson, Spc 5 William J.

Sp/5 William James Simpson 
Born: 12 March 47 
Parents: Eugene & Jeanette Simpson Sr. 
Home: 1424 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Education: Proviso East High School 
– left high school after 2 years 
Enlisted: U.S. Army – 1965 
Training: helicopter mechanic 
Unit: 118th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade 
Tour of Duty: 
– started: 17 May 1967 
Killed in Action: 27 November 1968 – Tay Ninh, Vietnam 
– helicopter shot down by enemy fire 
Funeral: St. Bernadine Church, Forest Park 
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois 

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