Name: WO1 Robert Barry Gentry
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/08/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 02/16/1949
Home City: Orlando, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-7/70-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-087
Short Summary: While departing LZ Hotel on 1st day of Lam Son 719 the cockpit was hit with machine gun fire knocking out radios & hydralics. Burch OK.
Aircraft: UH-1
Call sign: DOLPHINS
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/31/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD725347

Additional information about this casualty:
LZ Hotel XD725344 - aircraft commander KIA - Bobbie Gentry killed while participating in Lam Son 719. From: 14th Avn Bn ORLL Feb-Apr 1971 via Texas Tech archive 168300010618.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 03/09/2017

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