Name: 1LT Arlen Del Richardson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/17/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.0
Date of Birth: 02/06/1943
Home City: Lawrence, KS
Service: IN branch of the National Guard component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/123 AVN 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-36
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-025
Short Summary: Transmission seizure in Quang Nghai area killing all 11 on board. Pilot James Terence Bateman. Aircraft destroyed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17175
Call sign: Warlord
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Transmission
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/08/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: OAK HILL CEMETERY, LAWRENCE, KS
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 07/29/1995
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