William Joseph Bodzick
Specialist Fourth Class, Combat Aviation Crew Chief
281st Assault Helicopter Company
From: Petosky, Michigan
Born: February 15, 1945
Died on December 2nd, 1966; helicopter shot down in Laos.
SP4 William Joseph Bodzick was serving as the crew chief on UH-1D 65-1088, when it was shot down by hostile forces in Laos. The crew consisted of, WO Daniel Sulander, the aircraft commander, WO Donald Harrison, the pilot, S4 Lee Boudreaux, Jr, The door gunner, and Sp4 Bodzick. William and two of his fellow crew members were killed in the crash and their bodies were recovered. WO Sulander was missing from the wreckage and is still unaccounted for.
For additional details covering the mission that SP4 Bodzick and his crew were performing, please see WO Daniel Sulander's memorial page.
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