Name: CW2 Robert Joe Elliott
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/08/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 01/25/1950
Home City: Wellington, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-012
Short Summary: Rocket launched out of pod while he was rearming.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: not a crew member
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/21/1970
"Official" listing: ground casualty
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT623094
Reason: other accident
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: BETHANY CEMETERY, PERTH, KS
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 02/15/2002

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