Name: LTC Roger Herbert Coye
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/06/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 31 days later on 12/07/1966.
Age at death: 36.3
Date of Birth: 08/25/1930
Home City: Norfolk, NY
Service: FA branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13E-018
Short Summary: Died at Brooke Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX as a result of injuries received in Vietnam.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13883
Service number: O76989
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2162 = 21 Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/15/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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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