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RICHARD STEPHEN BOVIO

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Captain, Aviator
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE


From Galveston, Texas
Born December 28, 1943
Roman Catholic

Tour of duty began on October, 13, 1969.
Killed in action on February 27, 1970,
in Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam when his
helicopter was struck by hostile fire
and shot down.

Vietnam Wall Panel 13W, Line 61

1stAB Army Aviator

guidon Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Captain Richard (Dick) Bovio was a 26 year old married aviator from Galveston, Texas. Dick Bovio joined the 281st AHC flight on October 13, 1969. On February 20, 1970 he was flying a combat aviation support mission near Khana Hoa, South Vietnam when the aircraft he was flying was struck by hostile ground fire and he was critically wounded. The Aircraft Commander maneuvered the heavily damaged UH-1H helicopter into a landing zone where Cpt Bovio Capt. Bovio and the other three crew members were rescued. Dick was rushed to the evacuation hospital in Nha Trang where he died on the 27th of February. At the time of his Capt. Bovio had been selected to become the Bandit Platoon Leader and was flying with CPT Roger Green the outgoing Platoon Leader. He was a highly respected member of the 281st AHC and shall not be forgotten.

Roger Green of the 281st AHC Association has adopted Dick Bovio and is preparing his "Book of Remembrance" for the 281st AHC association Memorial web site. E-mail Roger Green at Roger green@mail.state.ky.us.



A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN

ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER

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