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Name: CPT William Richard Hardin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/29/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 33.9
Date of Birth: 03/02/1932
Home City: Westfield, NJ
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 133 ASHC 1 CAV
Prior Unit: B/228 ASHB 1 CAV 66
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-109
Short Summary: The forward transmission froze inflight about five miles north of Phu Cat while they had a slingload of JP-4 and crashed inverted.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 63-07913
Service number: O4033592
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
133 ASHC 1 CAV was redesignated to B/228 ASHB 1 CAV in 1966 after this incident.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown or not reported
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: officer
This record was last updated on 06/19/2009

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