Name: 1LT Richard Dennis Brewer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 11/11/1944
Home City: Big Spring, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-34
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-083
Short Summary: Ground fire while on a scout recon in Cambodia. E6 George D. Slye also KIA.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17214
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/21/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: TRINITY MEMORIAL PARK, BIG SPRING, TX
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 08/20/1995
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