Name: CPT Richard Thomas Perrin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/27/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 09/19/1941
Home City: Omaha, NE
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08E-101
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 65-09486
Service number: O98520
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6101 = 61 Accounting Officer
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/25/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, OMAHA, NE
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 06/06/1996
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