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Name: WO1 Richard Terrance Derosier
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/03/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.5
Date of Birth: 07/10/1940
Home City: Claremont, NH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-121
Short Summary: Rotor separation on a maintenance test flight south of Vinh Long Airfield.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15220
Service number: W3165957
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6710
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Sa Dec Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 12/25/1999

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