Name: WO1 Robert F. Chamerlain
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/07/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 09/21/1940
Home City: Las Cruces, NM
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-3W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-054
Short Summary: Gunship hit by ground fire and crashed. W/ CPT Harry T. Whetzel.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-13932
Service number: W3152395
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/08/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FT BLISS NATIONAL CEMETERY, EL PASO TX
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 02/21/1994
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