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Name: CPT John Richard Hill
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/27/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.7
Date of Birth: 08/05/1940
Home City: Waynesburg, PA
Service: MS branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 237 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-32
Service: MS branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-058
Short Summary: Crashed in sea. WO Study rescued in Da Nang Bay. Two crew members bodies found 2 May 70, CPT Hill not found.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17626
Call sign: DUSTOFF 712
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR-OW
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AU972003
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 07/29/1995

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