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CWO Richard Lee Bauman
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CWO Richard Lee Bauman

Birth
Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Mar 1971 (aged 22)
Cambodia
Cenotaph Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
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In Memory of ..... CWO Richard Lee Bauman.

*** Warrant Officer, Second Class Bauman was a member of 128th Aviation Company. On March 17, 1971, he was flying in a Bell Iroquois Utility Helicopter (UH-1H) near Snuol, Cambodia when the aircraft was shot down. He was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


RICHARD LEE BAUMAN - Army - CWO - W3 1st AVN BDE
Age: 30
Rank/Branch: Chief Warrant Officer 3/US Army
Unit: 128th Assault Helicopter Company,
11th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group,
1st Aviation Brigade
Date of Birth: 28 May 1948
Home of Record: Columbus, OH
Date of Loss: 17 March 1971
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 121017N 1062204E (XU480455)
Status in 1973: Missing In Action Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1H "Iroquois"
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Frederick (Fredric) D. Bauman, Sr., Born est. 1912-13 Deceased and Mother, Betty J. Bauman, Born 1918 and Died Dec. 27, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio.. Brother, Frederick (Fredric) D. Bauman, Jr., Born est. 1937-38 and Sister, Helen Bauman, Born est.1938-9. All Born in Ohio.


CWO - W3 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
His tour began on Mar 17, 1971
Casualty was on Jan 8, 1979
In CAMBODIA
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: W2
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
Note: Promoted while in MIA status
ID No: 291464724
MOS: 062B: Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Unit: 128TH AHC, 11TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Incident Date: 03/17/1971
Casualty Date: 01/08/1979
Age at Loss: 30 (based on date declared dead)
Location: Province not reported, Cambodia
Remains: Body not recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered
Panel 04W - Line 54


Other Personnel in Incident: On UH1H: Craig M. Dix; Bobby G. Harris (all missing); James H. Hestand (released POW).
From AH1G: Capt. David P. Schweitzer (rescued); 1Lt. Lawrence E. Lilly (missing).



Warrant Officer, Second Class Bauman was a member of 128th Aviation Company.

On March 17, 1971, he was flying in a Bell Iroquois Utility Helicopter (UH-1H) near Snuol, Cambodia. After depositing their cargo of troops, WO1 Hestand and his aircrew pulled away from the LZ and were struck by VC ground fire, then crashed into the jungle just north of the LZ.

James Hestand, Richard Bauman and Craig Dix safely exited the Huey's wreckage. Bobby Harris died when he was thrown from the aircraft.

WO1 Hestand also reported that when last seen CW2 Bauman was alive, in good condition, and was hiding with SP4 Dix.
When the aircraft was shot down.

He was listed as Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered.


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Contributor Janice Williams has sponsored memorial for Richard Bauman.

I wore a POW/MIA bracelet with the name of Sgt. Bobby Harris and the date 3-17-71. Bobby was in a helicopter with Richard Bauman and Craig Dix when it was shot down in Cambodia. Bobby died; Richard and Craig were MIA. I remember them often, and especially on Memorial Day and March 17. My first child, a son, was born on March 17, 1978.I remain in awe of the courage, bravery, and sacrifice of Bobby, Richard, and Craig.
Janice Williams
Added: May. 29, 2012

Thank you very much, Janice Williams for your sponsorship of CWO Richard Lee Bauman. God bless..

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  • Created by: Eddieb
  • Added: 25 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60611384
  • Janice Williams
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CWO Richard Lee Bauman (28 May 1948–17 Mar 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60611384, citing Mifflin Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .