Name: MAJ Robert Lanoue Baldwin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/31/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.0
Date of Birth: 03/17/1933
Home City: Tomah, WI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 20 HS
Prior Unit: 606 ACS 66
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 17E-077
Short Summary: Hit by 12.7 mm while hovering to lower ammo via the rescue hoist to a SOG Recon team.
Aircraft: UH-1F tail number 65-07932
Call sign: Hornet
Primary cause: 12.7 MM
Started Tour: 05/20/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Additional information about this casualty:
Bob was the first fatality for the Green Hornets. He had previously served with the 606th ACS in Thailand on a TDY basis and was considered a very good Huey pilot.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
This record was last updated on 05/21/1998
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