FORTIN ROBERT GENE
Name: WO1 Robert Gene Fortin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 11/20/1949
Home City: Turton, SD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-49/70-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-015
Short Summary: Splitting bamboo looking for "Charlie". Killed instantly by small arms fire. Helicopter air casualty - pilot
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/18/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WT965996
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST JOSEPH'S CEMETERY, TURTON, SD
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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