WARDEN RICHARD JOHN
Name: WO1 Richard John Warden
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/04/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 07/13/1949
Home City: Sheboygan, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-37/69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-121
Short Summary: Shot through the side by AK-47 while on short final flying trail in the Nam Cam forest. Pilot CPT Himer shot in foot, landed the AC.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: WILDWOOD CEMETERY, SHEBOYGAN, WI
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 07/20/1996
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