Sawran, Richard Arthur, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 100B, 268th Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 12, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery - Washington, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 076

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
129th Aviation Company (AHC)1st Aviation Brigade268th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1969, 100B, 129th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 100B, 268th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Richard Sawran was the pilot of UH-1H (tail number 67-17257) while on night operations. The mission: "At about 2130 12 Sep 69, they left from Lane AHP on a mission to pick up one VC/NVA rallier from the Korean 11th Company (Cavalry) Tactical Operations Center and fly the rallier to the ROK hospital. The aircraft arrived at the 11th Company TOC at approximately 2155 hours, embarked three Korean servicemen and the VC/NVA rallier, and departed at 2205 hours. " He was enroute to Phu Cat when the aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain on approach to Phu Cat AB. in bad weather conditions under IFR at night while getting radar help. All crew and Korean passengers were killed in the crash.

Richard was interred in Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.
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