Name: WO1 Raymond Ralph Taylor Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 9 days later on 02/21/1970.
Age at death: 30.7
Date of Birth: 06/01/1939
Home City: Lancaster, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-5/69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-042
Short Summary: Died from injuries received 12 Feb 70. Hardt died 13 Feb 70. Goschka died 12 Feb 70.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16144
Service number: W3162862
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: 08/18/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: TAYLOR FAMILY CEMETERY, TAZEWELL, TN
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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