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Name: 1LT Robert Alan Dalton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 03/06/1947
Home City: Parma, OH
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-18
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-097
Short Summary: Main rotor seizure and separation from aircraft departing LZ english with CPT Richard C. Benicewicz (aircraft commander)
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15130
Service number: O5429518
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Main Rotor Loss
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 12/14/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 07/24/1994

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