Name: WO1 Richard Arthur Henke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 04/29/1950
Home City: Clare, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-37/69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-033
Short Summary: Shark gunship "hard over" hydraulics failure south of FSB 411 on MSR near Quang Ngai. See Sheffield. Jarrell, Johns, & Patrick crew?
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00662
Call sign: Sharks
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ELMWOOD CEMETERY, SYCAMORE, IL
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 04/14/1998
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