Name: WO1 Robert Wilkinson Cook
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/26/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.9
Date of Birth: 06/18/1937
Home City: Claiborne, MD
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV, 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-4QC
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20E-112
Short Summary: Mid-air of two gunships at night in bad weather with Jack Dodson. Cook first rated in class 66-5 fixed wing.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00673
Call sign: Crusader
Service number: W3153984
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Mid-Air, Night
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/15/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FAMILY CEMETERY, CLAIBORNE, MD
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 09/16/1996
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