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Name: CW2 Richard C. Worthington, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 03/19/1946
Home City: Bothell, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/158 AVN 101 ABN
Prior Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF 68-69
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-503/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-125
Short Summary: Mid-air with CW2 Poe's aircraft while laying smoke & crashed w/WO1 Kirk. DOD record shows KIA 05/06/70, wall shows 07/06/70.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15663
Call sign: SMOKY 2 - LANCERS
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Christian Science
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 10/23/2002

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