Name: WO1 Richard Wagner Frank II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 02/01/1947
Home City: Stow, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-072
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15739
Service number: W3166589
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
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: 09/16/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT562863
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Unitarian Universalist
Burial information: SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY, CONCORD, MA
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 01/20/1996
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