Name: WO1 Robert F. Colatruglio
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/20/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 04/10/1948
Home City: Warren, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-071
Short Summary: Hit trees on gun run, crashed and burned. CE E3 CATLETT survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09454
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, DETROIT, MI
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 07/28/1994
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