Name: 1LT Richard Dyer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/30/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 08/12/1943
Home City: Pawtucket, RI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AVN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-42
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-104
Short Summary: Shot down coming out LZ east of FSB Snuffy III Corps.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16693
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY, EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
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
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