Name: WO1 Darek Nicholau Richardson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/20/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 11/07/1946
Home City: Clarksville, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC, 1ST PLT
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-028
Short Summary: Hit in cockpit at hover during a LRRP extraction in Cambodia NW of Duc Lap rolled inverted and crashed on nose. W/ Marlin Johnson.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16328
Call sign: Stagecoach
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: B-40 at hover
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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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