Name: 1LT Robert Edward Castle
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 04/08/1946
Home City: Santa Ana, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 12W-028
Short Summary: Hit by automatic weapons fire, crashed & exploded on SOG mission. The co-pilot was blown clear of the aircraft & picked up 18 days later
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 152427
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 04/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL
This record was last updated on 07/25/1998
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