LEWIS RICHARD GARY

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Name: WO1 Richard Gary Lewis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/05/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 07/26/1943
Home City: Westfield, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-501/67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55E-021
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-02056
Service number: W3159149
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: JERMYN CEMETERY, JERMYN, PA
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
This record was last updated on 05/29/1997


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