Richmond, Robert Stanley, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1965 - 1970

Infantry

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marcellus
Last Address
Marcellus

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Benning Post Cemetery - Fort Benning, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 031

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Aviation Officer Rotary Wing Course (Fort Rucker, AL), A
 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA1st Infantry DivisionPrimary Helicopter Center and School (Staff)7th Infantry Division
158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)/A Company101st Airborne Division
  1965-1966, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1966-1967, 1st Infantry Division
  1968-1968, Primary Helicopter Center and School (Staff)
  1968-1969, 7th Infantry Division
  1970-1970, 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter)/A Company
  1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Date of Birth: 12/25/1946
Home City: Marcellus, MI
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17648
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00001072
Date: 03/21/1970
Incident number: 70032121.KIA
Unit: A/158 AVN 101 ABN
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YD526219
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CPT BARNETT GARY JOE KIA
P CPT RICHMOND ROBERT STANLEY KIA
CE SP5 EHNES RICHARD LEE KIA
G SP4 WILLIAM RONALD WAYNE KIA

   
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