Name: CPT Richard William Salmond
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/15/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 05/02/1946
Home City: Metamora, MI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 212 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-062
Short Summary: AC W1 SHOBEL survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17148
Service number: O5353713
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/28/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FARMERS CREEK CEM, METAMORA TWP, MI
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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