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Name: CW3 Larry Alfred Zich
Status: Remains were returned on OCT 2022 from an incident on 04/03/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 11/30/1979.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 04/03/1948
Home City: Lincoln, NE
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 37 SIG BN, 1 SIG BDE
Major organization: 1st Signal Brigade
Flight class: 70-29/70-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-129
Short Summary: Pilot reported being lost in bad weather. Hue GCA lost radio contact and it crashed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16330
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew member
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/16/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD330530

Additional information about this casualty:
A family friend, Robert Haynes at 713-264-2282 would like to have any information that anyone has on Larry Zich.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 10/09/2010

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