Name: 1LT Robert Jameson Barton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/18/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 01/07/1948
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 71-4
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-042
Short Summary: Hit water and crashed flying low level around perimeter at night in bad weather. P W1 PATE survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15237
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/03/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BT524136
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MIAMI MEMORIAL PARK, MIAMI, FL
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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