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William Don Potter

William Don Potter
U.S. Army
Warrant Officer [WO-1]
William Potter grew up in the Manchester area and graduated from West Delaware High School. William was an athlete, liked fast cars, worked at KWWL-TV and wanted to fly. He attended college in New Mexico and at Ellsworth College before entering the Army in March 1968. In 1969, Warrant Officer Potter received his commission on March 5th, arrived in Vietnam on March 15th and began flying as a co-pilot in a Huey for the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry. After flying at least 25 missions in his first week, his helicopter was shot down in Binh Long Province on March 27, 1969 with the loss of the entire crew. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Manchester.
City of EntryManchester
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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