Name: WO1 Raymond Robert Cooreman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/27/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 11/07/1949
Home City: Tracy, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 1 BDE 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-010
Short Summary: 122 rocket shrapnel during rocket attack on Camp Eagle right after the Christmas party.
Call sign: DEAD BONE 19
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Started Tour: 07/04/1970
"Official" listing: ground casualty
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
I distinctly recall CWOs Carl Bass(Deadbone 28), Dennis Beattie(Deadbone 10), and myself having a conversation in which they marveled at how they had become such great friends and that their call signs all were 10 or added up to 10. I was Deadbone 27, so I was almost a 10. I escorted Rays body home to MN as he was killed 10 days before my tour ended. from Lloyd W. Enos. Killed during an NVA 122 mm rocket attack on Camp Eagle. We had been finishing up our Christmas party and most of us had gone to bed when a rocket attack occurred. The sirens alerted us to go to the trench in the company area. After we were in the trench a 122 rocket hit and Ray took shrapnel through the back and out the chest. We tried to revive him but no go. Information from the VHPA reunion in Kansas City in July 1995.

Reason: misadventure
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 11/22/2003

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