Name: 1LT Richard Atwood Snowdon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/17/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.6
Date of Birth: 02/16/1938
Home City: West Columbia, SC
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 3 BDE 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-517/68-31
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-106
Short Summary: C&C ship had mid-air with AH-1G over target.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17821
Service number: W3162326
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: GREENLAWN MEMORIAL PARK, COLUMBIA, SC
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
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