Name: WO1 Charles A. Richardson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/05/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 09/07/1950
Home City: Atwater, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-3/70-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-016
Short Summary: Aircraft hit in transmission by B-40 rocket while on a Pink team mission. Richardson was thrown out and body recovered later.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16405
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 05/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
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