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Name: CPT Robert Lee Cottman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 11/15/1940
Home City: Princess Anne, MD
Service: MC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 82 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-5
Service: MC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-002
Short Summary: Crash at night after dropping off patient at 29 EVAC hospital. Second tour.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17010
Call sign: Dustoff
Service number: O99590
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 07/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

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