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Name: CPT Robert Henry Hering
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 07/17/1941
Home City: Burlington, WI
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-12
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-055
Short Summary: Impact of crash.
Aircraft: OH-6A
Service number: O5713786
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 6120
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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