Name: CPT Robert Oliver Baker, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 10/28/1946
Home City: Garden Grove, CA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-521/68-44
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-094
Short Summary: Struck in groin by AK-47 rounds during recon flight at south end of Ashau Valley. Observer landed aircraft. Died in Phu Bai Hospital.
Aircraft: OH-6A
Service number: W3163582
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/05/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC483861
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994

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