LINDSAY ROBERT A #2

WO1 Robert A Lindsay was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 03/25/1971 at the age of 27.3
Metairie, LA
Flight Class 70-41
Date of Birth 11/30/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Reunion 96, TAGCEN Casualty database.

More detail on this person: While flying OH-58 70-15067 for D/2/1 CAV A/C crashed on West Ft. Hood.

Bob was our 70-41 class president and was assigned along with me and four others to Ft. Hood after graduation.

We had just recently acquired OH-58A's, and one late afternoon he was tasked with transporting 3 commissioned officers to a tank table. While waiting for these guys he climbed in the back to take a nap, and unbeknownst to him weather moved in.

By then it was almost dark and after takeoff he went inadvertent IMC and kept climbing until he came out on top at 5,500'. Obviously the -58 is not an IFR aircraft and all we had was the basic "tactical" instrument ticket. A Huey with an IP was sent up in a desperate effort to try to help him get down by flying formation IFR!

I was on the Huey that found the wreckage the next morning. We were told he went inverted and the engine quit before they hit. He had plowed through a hundred feet of brush and there was no post-crash fire. It was a multi-fatality crash.

Bob was a great guy.

From: CW4 Richard 'Rick' Lynn

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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