Name: WO1 Robert Edward Gorske
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 11/03/1948
Home City: Jacksonville, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 199 INF BDE
Major organization: 199th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 69-29/69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-075
Short Summary: Shot down in a 1/9 CAV Loach resupplying a pinned down company with ammo and smoke gernades see book "Into Cambodia" pages 442 - 443.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16454
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation 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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
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
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