Name: WO1 Richard Stephen Riley, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/24/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.6
Date of Birth: 04/01/1945
Home City: Elizabeth, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-503/67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-030
Short Summary: Unit IP shot down on short final to a ridgeline between Phu Bai & Da Nang during ammo resupply.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16121
Service number: W3159386
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Shot Down
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST GERTRUDES CATHOLIC CEMETERY, COLONIA, NJ
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 07/21/2001
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