Name: LJG Richard Howard Buzzell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.2
Date of Birth: 09/27/1942
Home City: Arlington, MA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Navy.
Unit: HA(L)-3 DET 3
Service: U.S. Navy.
The Wall location: 06W-131
Short Summary: Crashed at WR31242 S/E of Kien Long. Hit ground inverted. Blade failure from blade overhaul errors made at Bell. W/ LTJG Ortiz.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-12929
Call sign: Seawolf 312
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1310 = Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Started Tour: 05/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, MA
This record was last updated on 06/23/1991
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