CPT Richard "Baby Bull" T Carlson was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/20/1969 at the age of 25.6 from A/C accident
Irvine, CA
Date of Birth 08/20/1943
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMH-463 in 67-68
This information was provided by Rick Gephart, MAJ Bill Cowperthwait's 1968 Cruise Book R2000 San

More detail on this person: I was a member of Capt. Richard T. Carlson's squadron, HMHT-301, when his CH-53A went down in an Irvine, CA orange grove on 20 March 1969. He was pilot on a test flight of an aircraft that had just been returned from major work at the North Island maintenance facility. The accident was due to mechanical failure of a servo on the main rotor hub assembly. There were 2 enlisted people who were also fatalities in this accident. One of them was a Crew Chief who had also recently returned from a tour in Vietnam.

From: Rick Gephart

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