Name: CPT Gary Ronald Riggins
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.9
Date of Birth: 11/23/1933
Home City: Yreka, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AML
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-066
Short Summary: P W1 HAVEMANN AC O3 RIGGINS CE E4 LA FLEMME G E3 BAIN killed.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08598
Service number: O4030941
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, YREKA, CA
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: officer
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