Name: CPT Robert Dean Fleer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/08/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 38.7
Date of Birth: 05/21/1929
Home City: Fullerton, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, EMU
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38E-027
Short Summary: Crash was caused by heavy small arms fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01128
Service number: O2287585
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/20/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
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