Richard Lee Scaduto
Staff Sergeant
191ST AHC, 214TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
New Castle, Pennsylvania
January 24, 1947 to August 29, 1967
RICHARD L SCADUTO is on the Wall at Panel 25E, Line 65

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Richard L Scaduto
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Prior to joining the U.S. Army, Richard grew up in New Castle Pennsylvania, where he attended New Castle High School, graduating with the Class of 1964.

Around noon on 29 August 1967, a UH-1D helicopter, tail number 65-10018 departed Blackhorse to recover another downed ship. The weather was bad and while attempting to return to home station, the aircraft entered a cloud bank. No further contact was made with the aircraft and a search conducted. The aircraft was missing. The aircraft and the bodies of the men were later recovered and their status changed from missing to dead on November 20, 1967.

The six (6) men killed when their helicopter crashed were:

SSG Scaduto was buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, New Castle Pennsylvania. He was survived by his parents, Mary E Scaduto (1920 - 1976) and Joseph Scaduto (1917-2000). Mary and Joseph are also in the same cemetery.


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