6/10/65 Fallen Brother RVN

6/10/65 SWF2 William C. Hoover, San Diego, CA - Dong Xoai NMCB 11

William Clifton Hoover

Home of Record: San Diego, CA
Date of birth: 12/04/1939

Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Steelworker 2nd Class
ID No: 4841380
MOS: SWF: Steelworker (Fabricator)
Length Service: 08
Unit: TEAM 1104, NMCB-11, MACV

Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 06/10/1965
Casualty Date: 06/10/1965
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Dong Xoai, Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

ON THE WALL Panel 02E Line 005



William is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, CA.
Plot: A-E, 45

DCR Report on Team 1104 Dong Xoai:

June 9,65 At approximately 2345 hours the first mortar round impacted in the Special Forces Camp at Dong Xoai, the start of an intensive assault which resulted ultimately in overrunning the camp, wounding 7 members of Team 1104 and the death of SWF2 William C. HOOVER and CMA3 Marvin G. SHIELDS.

June 10,65 Six members of Team 1104 air-evacuated from Dong Xoai, including CM3 Marvin G. SHIELDS who died during the flight to Saigon.

June 11,65 OIC and AOIC Team 1104 air-evacuated from. Dong Xoai after nearly 30 hours of individual evasive action in an active battle area.

June 12,65, Body of SWF2 William C. HOOVER, Team 1104, recovered from Dong Xosi. After action casualty reports showed 3 USASF, 2 Seabees and 43 Vietnamese killed in action, 8 USASF, 7 Seabees and 22 Vietnamese wounded in action, 124 Vietnamese Civilian Irregular Defense Group soldiers missing. It was estimated that over 700 Viet Cong were killed by the ground and air strikes. 126 Viet Cong bodies were found inside the compounds.

Let us not forget Steelworker (Fabricator) Second Class William Clifton Hoover, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Navy, SWF2 Hoover served our country until June 10th, 1965 in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He was 25 years old and was not married. William died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. William was born on December 4th, 1939 in San Diego, California.


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