Name: CPT Richard Belton Brockman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/17/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 02/11/1939
Home City: Columbia, SC
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 62-7Q
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-042
Short Summary: The main rotor blades and tail boom came off in flight, crashed and burned. It is possible it was hit by gound fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13726
Service number: O2304693
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: SHARON METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, REIDVILLE, SC
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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