Name: MAJ Richard King Zimmerman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.6
Date of Birth: 06/24/1937
Home City: St Clairsville, OH
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Prior Unit: 174 AHC 68-69
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 62-10
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-046
Short Summary: Former member of 174 AHC transferred to 1/9 CAV. Huffaker classmate at Wolters 62-10.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07872
Service number: O5208595
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: observer
Started Tour: 07/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, KALAMAZOO, 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: officer
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