William Alexander Lashley


Electrical Engineering

ROTC Scholarship; SCRS; Alpha Gamma; RPA Club, Outing Club

Columbia, South Carolina

Wife, Alice and sons, Will and Chris

Army, Captain

3rd Aviation Detachment, 17th Aviation Group Korea

Distinguished Flying Cross received posthumously, Field Artillery, US Army, for heroism on July 12, 1977, while a member of the 3rd Aviation Detachment, 17th Aviation Group, Korea.

Sep 4, 1948

Jul 12, 1977

Died at age 28 in a helicopter crash in the Republic of Korea while acting as a co-pilot


Additional Information

Extract: Hq. Department of the Army, General Order No. 4, Dated June 1, 1978

Captain Lashley also served in Vietnam.

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Vignette in The Echo written by Kelly Durham – Mission of Mercy