DALLAS, RICHARD HOWARD
Name: Richard Howard Dallas
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E3
Unit: HMM 263 MAG 15
Date of Birth: 05 October 1947
Home City of Record: MEMPHIS TN
Date of Loss: 27-April-67
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 153319 North  1094715 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH34D #148071
Missions:
Refno: 0657
Other Personnel in Incident: James Benton, Reinaldo Castro, Blenn Dyer,
Samuel Osborne, Ronald Pennington, all KIA/BNR
Refno: 0657
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. See below for 2003 update.
REMARKS:
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:40:15 -0500
From: Jerry Ostapowicz <jostapwicz@comcast.net>
USMC/Vietnmam Helicopter Pilots
Subject: Info on Dallas, Richard Howard, et al
INCIDENT DATE 670427 HMM-263 UH-34D 148071+
[Crew]
Dallas, Richard Howard LCPL Gunner HMM-263 670427
[Passengers]
Benton, James Austin LCPL Pass 670427
Castro, Reinaldo Antonio SGT Pass 670427
Dyer, Blenn Colby LCPL Pass 670427
Osborne Jr, Samuel William PFC Pass 670427
Pennington, Ronald Keith LCPL Pass 670427
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BENTON JAMES AUSTIN : 2260604 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 19 : DAISY : TN :
19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered : Offshore,
South Vietnam : 00 : 19480219 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 18E : 100
CASTRO REINALDO ANTONIO : 1890653 : USMCR : SGT : E5 : 1345 : 27 : PACIFIC
GROVE : CA : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered
:Offshore, South Vietnam : 06 : 19400412 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single :
18E : 100
DALLAS RICHARD HOWARD : 2109651 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 6332 : 19 : MEMPHIS :
TN : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Crew : body NOT recovered :Offshore,
South Vietnam : 02 : 19471005 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 18E : 101
DYER BLENN COLBY : 2267656 : USMC (draftee): LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 22 :
STANDISH : ME : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered :Offshore, South Vietnam : 01 : 19440601 : Cauc : Protestant /
married: 18E : 103
OSBORNE SAMUEL WILLIAM JR : 2256897 : USMCR : PFC : E2 : 1371 : 21 :
CHARLESTON : SC : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered : Offshore, South Vietnam : 00 : 19460121 : Negro :
Catholic/single : 18E : 103
PENNINGTON RONALD KEITH : 2227359 : USMC (draftee): LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 20 :
HAMBLETON : WV : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered : Offshore, South Vietnam : 01 : 19460927 : Cauc : Protestant /
single : 18E : 104
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comments on Incident:
On take off from aft platform of ship the a/c lost power and crashed into
the water. Troops were aboard the aircraft.
Comments on Incident:
Yrs. have passed, but remember this incident clearly. Watched the bird take
off, dip' blades, and hit the ship. The bird sank fast. Navy crew members of
ship ran out with M-1 rifles to keep any sharks off survivors if they came.
Saw only a few crew members swimming and no grunts. We where loaded down
with full gear and ammo for the operation ahead. Submitted by Michael L.
Meeker, Marine Infantry, 1 Bn/3rd Mar, on operation