Concannon, Richard Neil, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 100B, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Keokuk
Last Address
Keokuk

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakland Cemetery - Keokuk, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 105

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1970-1971, 100B, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1970-1971, 100B, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CW2 Concannon was serving as a pilot when he was killed when the UH-1H (tail number 68-16554) crashed 2 miles out on radar approach to Phu Bai after night MEDEVAC i monsoon weather.  The aircraft flew too low and the wires entangled into the canopy, causing the aircraft to crash.

Four crewmen and three passengers were killed in the loss.
CW2 Richard N. Concannon, P
WO1 Joseph S. Burke, P
SGT James P. Cobb, CE
SP4 Zebulon M. Johnson Jr., G

Passengers:
1LT James L. Smith
SGT Gabriel Trujillo
Sgt. Steven G. England

He was interred in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, Plot: Block G-00-7 .
 
   
 


Note: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=117129361&PIpi=91613511
Grave marker states award of Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star,, Army Commendation medals.
   
Comments/Citation
Loss Circumstances: Full details of the loss https://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/710215171ACD.HTM

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