Name: WO1 Richard Jerome Holman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/05/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 11/28/1947
Home City: Astoria, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-519/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-074
Short Summary: Shot down while supporting elements of 25 Inf Div. A/C landed safely and crew shot on ground.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00552
Call sign: Stinger
Service number: W3163390
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND OR
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: warrant officer
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