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Name: CW2 Robert Vernon Gray
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 05/02/1948
Home City: Hilliard, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 205 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-507/68-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-010
Short Summary: Went nearly inverted, leveled, crashed and burned on short final into Australian position with sling load.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 64-13161
Call sign: GERONIMOS
Service number: W3160979
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of Christ
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/24/1994

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