Name: CPT Larry Richard Dewey
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 02/18/1946
Home City: Weedsport, NY
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-40/69-44
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-053
Short Summary: On ammo resupply mission near firebase 5 north of Pleiku when hit by mortar round on short final causing it to explode.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17760
Call sign: Stallions
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
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
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB989153
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, ELBRIDGE, NY
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 08/07/2000
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