Piatt, Richard Weaver, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0302, Scuba Training Course Subic Bay PI
Service Years
1963 - 1967

First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Los Angeles

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 036

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3rd Reconnaissance Association Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2014, 3rd Reconnaissance Association [Verified]
  2017, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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 Ribbon Bar
Scuba Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
3rd Recon BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1966-1967, 0302, 3rd Recon Bn
  1966-1967, 0302, 3rd Recon Bn
  1967-1967, 0302, Scuba Training Course Subic Bay PI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1961-1965, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt Weaver was a USMC enlisted prior service when he entered and later graduated from Annapolis. His recon patrol was ambushed by an estimated 10-15 NVA, sustaining one WIA but breaking the ambush with gunship support. As they moved to an LZ for extraction they were ambushed again and Lt Weaver died from a GSW to the chest.
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