Name: WO1 Robert Graham Bruce
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/20/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 07/07/1948
Home City: Federal Way, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-042
Short Summary: Crashed at 1105 hours west of Dragon Mountain near Camp Enari w/WO1 Gregory Smith. The ARP was inserted to secure site. Unknown cause.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17247
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/19/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZA223356
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: UNKNOWN
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017
Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association