Name: 1LT Robert Edward Carmichael
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.5
Date of Birth: 07/01/1941
Home City: Vernon Hill, VA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/227 AVN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-19/66-17
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-117
Short Summary: Target fixation flying "Infant" night vision device. With Kvernes & Debner. Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00726
Service number: W3154764
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/31/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Bac Lieu Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MOUNT VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, HALIFAX, VA
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 09/22/2010
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