Name: CPT Robert Andrew Clements
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/23/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 03/03/1947
Home City: Paducah, KY
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-18/68-30
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-112
Short Summary: On routine patrol about 7 am 5 or 6 miles north of Cu Chi at 1500 ft the main rotor separated with WO1 Alexander Cameron Brown.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15667
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Main Rotor Loss
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/14/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT CARMEL CEMETERY, PADUCAH, KY
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
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