Name: WO1 Richard Patterson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/22/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 09/26/1946
Home City: Pennsauken, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17E-022
Short Summary: Hostile fire.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14080
Service number: W3155104
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: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY, NJ
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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