Hurley, William J, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
7563-Pilot UH-1E Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1990-Present, 7563, Missing In Action
Service Years
1985 - 1990
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia



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State of Birth
Year of Birth
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 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Gulf War Fallen
  1990, Gulf War Fallen

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At approximately 0415 on 8 October 1990, two UH-1N helicopters from HMM-164 launched from the USS OKINAWA for an "at sea NVG [Night Vision Goggle] training operation" off the coast of Oman [North Arabian Sea].  At approximately 0513 the two helicopters disappeared from radar and failed to respond to radio calls.  Observers on the flight deck saw a ball of fire dropping into the sea.  Search efforts recovered very little wreckage and no sign of aircrew.  All were declared missing at sea.  The eight men aboard were considered the first casualties of Operation Desert Shield.
The eight aircrew were:
Capt W. Cronin
Capt G. Dillon
Capt K. Dolvin
Capt W. Hurley
Sgt K Keller
Sgt J Kilkus
Cpl T Romei
L/Cpl T. Adams
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Pilot Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1985, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), H/2
  1985, MARCADS (Pensacola, FL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HMM-164USS Okinawa (LPH-3)Missing In Action
  1990-1990, 7563, HMM-164
  1990-1990, 7563, USS Okinawa (LPH-3)
  1990-Present, 7563, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
 Colleges Attended
Marquette University
  1981-1985, Marquette University
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