Name: WO1 Richard Arthur Sawran
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 03/10/1948
Home City: Washington, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-23/68-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-076
Short Summary: Hit mountain top IFR at night while getting radar help from Phy Cat AFB.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17257
Service number: W3162627
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Dinh Province II 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 JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CEMETERY, WASHINGTON, 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
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