Name: 1LT Paul Richard Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/06/1963 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 10/11/1937
Home City: Omaha, NE
Service: AT branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: UTT
Major organization: other
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-024
Short Summary: Died from a gun shot wound to the head while co-pilot of a helicopter on an operational mission.
Service number: O95103
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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