Name: CPT James Thomas Riley
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/22/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.7
Date of Birth: 06/23/1935
Home City: Zeigler, IL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 40E-068
Short Summary: CH-53A received major damage due to enemy fire while landing at Khe Sanh. Both pilots died in the crash.
Aircraft: CH-53A tail number 153283
Call sign: Dimmer 21
Service number: 095179
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7564 = Pilot CH-53A/D Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 05/23/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ROYALTON CATHOLIC CEMETERY, ROYALTON, IL
This record was last updated on 07/20/1998
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