Name: WO1 Richard Joseph Bois
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/07/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 01/16/1948
Home City: Peabody, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 23 INF
Major organization: 11th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 68-509/68-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-063
Short Summary: Shot down by small arms fire while on recon mission. Suffered broken neck and drowned while pinned under wreckage.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16370
Call sign: Primo
Service number: W3159799
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEMETERY, SALEM, MA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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