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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Harold Owen Richardson
PFC Richardson died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 2/4/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Richardson originated from Kannapolis, North Carolina .
On February 04, 1969, at 1400 hours, a 75 round artillery barrage of white phosphorous was fired along a 3 kilometer axis of XT 5927 to 6130 in the Ho Bo Woods in the hopes of starting a fire. At 1432 hours, to the south of the above location at XT 578253, Company A requested a Dust-off for three wounded Bobcats and two Bobcats who had been killed. The casualties were the result of two 155mm booby trapped rounds being detonated. They were rigged with trip wires and set 25 meters apart. One was set in a tree to create a low air burst. One of the Bobcats who was wounded, died shortly after being dusted-off. At 1506 hours, Company A had an APC detonate an AT mine that was set in a rice paddy dike in the same general area. The vehicle was a combat loss.