Name: WO1 Philip Eugene Richard (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/24/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 2 days later on 11/26/1970.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 11/09/1949
Home City: South Euclid, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHB DIV ART 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-41/69-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-084
Short Summary: Engine failed at 200 feet, skids stuck in mud on landing causing cart wheel. CW2 Storie and SP4 Gehrt killed 24 Nov 70.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17177
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, FRANKLIN, 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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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