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Name: WO1 Richard Carl Pugh
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/28/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 08/30/1947
Home City: Sherman Oaks, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-15/68-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-087
Short Summary: Kia as a helicopter passenger.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13668
Service number: W3162907
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 10/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Darlac Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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
This record was last updated on 06/20/1992

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