Name: CPT Richard Stephen Bovio
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/27/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 12/28/1943
Home City: Galveston, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-16/68-26
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-061
Short Summary: Combat assault. Died from wounds.
Aircraft: UH-1H
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2162 = 21 Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 06/28/1991

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