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William Joseph Bodzick

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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
Roman Catholic

Helicopter shot down in Laos
on December 2, 1966.
Presumed to have died while missing.

Vietnam Wall Panel 13E - Line 2.

1stAB Army Aviator

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SP4 Bodzick 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

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