Name: CW2 Robert Wayne Gardner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/27/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 06/02/1947
Home City: Wheaton, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 281 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-521/68-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-058
Short Summary: Shot down by small arms fire while on recon for AA gun site near Tuy Hoa with Stan Miller. Gardner was 281 AHC IP.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-00870
Service number: W3162541
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
This information is available on CD-ROM.
Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association