William Joseph Bodzick
Sketch by Cliff Wheeler
Specialist Fourth Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From Petosky, Michigan
Born February 15, 1945
Helicopter shot down in Laos
on December 2, 1966.
Presumed to have died while missing.
Vietnam Wall Panel 13E - Line 2.
SP4 William Joseph Bodzick was a 21 year old Male, Caucasian,
from Petoskey, Michigan serving as the crew chief on UH-1D
65-1088. Sp4 Bodzick was flying a combat mission in along
with WO Donald Harrison, WO Daniel Sulander, and SP4 Lee
Boudreaux, Jr. when he lost his life. William and the other
crew members were all killed in action when their aircraft
was shot down by hostile forces. SP4 Bodzick joined the
281st AHC on February 15, 1965 and his death came on
December 02, 1966. William was a Roman Catholic and his
name is engraved on the Vietnam Wall on Panel 13E-Line2.
For details on the mission that SP4 Bodzick and this crew performed, please see WO Daniel Sulander's memorial page.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER