Name: CW2 Richard Victor Pawlak
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/03/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.9
Date of Birth: 03/26/1934
Home City: Cleveland, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-079
Short Summary: Crashed into a hill at night after leaving LZ Evans to go to LZ Sally in a HHB/4/77 ARA aircraft with WO Walding.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15571
Call sign: TORO
Service number: W3160001
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 03/26/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LAFAYETTE MEMORIAL PARK, FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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
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