Cavanaugh, Richard Fred, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 135th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1947
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike) to remember Cavanaugh, Richard Fred, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Portland

Casualty Date
Feb 08, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 019

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 1st Aviation Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Door Gunner


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Started Tour:  03/18/1967

Body Recovered

Note from Page Admin
: According to several sources, the 135th AHC was attached to the 10th Combat Aviation BN, 12 Aviation Group at the time of the below documented loss.

However, according to the 135th AHC Unit History, on file with the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Assoc. website, this unit was attached to the 222nd Aviation BN during 1968. That Unit History is uploaded on the opposite page of this profile.

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01128
Incident number: 68020818.KIA
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database.
Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:

AC CPT FLEER ROBERT DEAN KIA
P WO1 MOORE GLENN DOUGLAS KIA
CE PFC LABUDA ROBERT ALAN KIA   (Note: CE = Crew Chief)
G SP4 CAVANAUGH RICHARD FRED KIA   (Note: G = Gunner)

War Story:

The crash was caused by heavy small arms fire. Bob, Glen and the gunner were heavily hit . The crew chief was killed in the crash. They were chalk 5 and I was chalk 6. I identified the remains the next day after we recovered the bodies.
Tom Rudolph, dingy@snowhill.com

This record was last updated on 11/11/1999

 


Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

Date posted on this site: 06/20/2012

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  Thank You!
I recently got an assignment in my US History class. Our teacher gave us a challenge and our goal is to post remembrances to all those who lost their lives in vietnam. There are many people who don't have any remembrances on here and our goal is for them to be remembered and to show our gratitude to all they went through. My goal is to post 100 remembrances because those who gave that sacrifice for our country should never be forgotten. Richard, thank you for all you did, you will always be remembered!

Thanks!
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade10th Aviation Battalion220th Aviation Battalion
135th Assault Helicopter Company
  1967-1968, 11B10, 12th Aviation Group
  1967-1968, 11B10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1968, 11B10, 10th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 11B10, 220th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 11B10, 135th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
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