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Remains of a US serviceman have been identified

Aug 22, 2015

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today, the remains of a US serviceman have been identified and return to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army, Major Dale W. Richardson, 28, Mount Sterling, ILL will be buried in Mountain View, Ark. Richardson was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 34 Armor Regiment, 1st Cavalry division and was the passenger aboard an UH-1H Iroquios ( Huey) helicopter enroute to Fire Support Base Katum, South Vietnam when it is was diverted due to bad weather whereas it flew into Cambodia airspace and started receiving heavy enemy ground fire bringing the Huey down, Richardson was killed at the site of the crash during a heavy fire fight and his remains was not recovered after the fire fight in Kampong Cham Providence, Cambodia. Lost on 12/29/1967, accounted for on 8/21/2015.

Total to Date--79 Vietnam--18, WWII--27, Korea-- 34