Name: WO1 Richard L. VanDeWarker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/05/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 06/03/1944
Home City: Eau Claire, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-39/69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-107
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 67-18435
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Seventh Day Adventist
Burial information: RIVERVIEW CEMETERY, ST JOSEPH, MI
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
This record was last updated on 12/18/2002
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