Name: WO1 Richard William Strong, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/21/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.1
Date of Birth: 09/08/1948
Home City: Greenacres, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-503/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-016
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01090
Service number: W3160566
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: PINES CEMETERY, SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
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: warrant officer
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