Name: WO1 Norwood Roland Richardson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/31/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 03/15/1948
Home City: Norfolk, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-086
Short Summary: Crash at Tay Ninh caused by small arms damage 20 K away.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17210
Service number: W3165205
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/31/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ROSEWOOD MEMORIAL PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
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 08/20/1995
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