DIXON ROBERT E

CW3 Robert "Bob" E Dixon was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/18/1967 at the age of 36.1 from A/C accident
Jesup, GA
Flight Class 56-3
Date of Birth 04/12/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 8 TC CO in 62
This information was provided by Richard N. Rex

More detail on this person: I don't know what unit Bob was with in RVN for sure but he was in the 8th Hel Co in Ft Bragg after flight school. I never saw him again until I got to B 227 , 11Air Assault in 1963. He was in A 227.. We were sent to the Dominican Republic in 65 when we finished the manuevers and they were getting ready to say they were the 1st Cav. Stayed there til July 66. He went to Ft Rucker to teach Instruments and got killed flying TH-13's at Rucker. I'm pretty sure he shipped out to RVN with the 8th TC.

From: Richard Rex. Four 'Copter Pilots Killed In Air Crash CLIO, Ala. (UPI) - Four helicopter pilots - two warrant officers and two warrant officer candidates - were killed Thursday when two choppers collided in the air. The Army immediately dispatched a team of investigators to probe the wreckage in an effort to determine the cause of the accident. The men were stationed at Ft. Rucker. The Army identified them as Chief Warrant Officers Robert E. Dixon, 36, of Jessup, Ga. and Thomas K. Gibbs, 26, of McGregor, Tex.; and warrant officer candidates Lawrence G. Westbury, 26, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and James R. Yates, 22, of Cross Plains, Tenn. The aircraft were on instruments during a routine training mission when the collision occurred. They crashed about 425 yards apart near a rural home. One crashed in a pasture and the other came down in a pine thicket.

Burial information: Hazlehurst City Cemetery, Hazlehurst, GA

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