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Name: MAJ Richard Edward Steel (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/04/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.8
Date of Birth: 01/22/1933
Home City: Texarkana, TX
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03E-019
Short Summary: Mid-air collision near An Khe.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-08747
Service number: O87931
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/11/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 12/01/2000

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