Name: CW2 Robert Wilson Holditch
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.4
Date of Birth: 02/04/1933
Home City: Canada, XX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-503/67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21W-045
Short Summary: Night maintenance test flight 1/2 mile off coast.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17694
Service number: W3159940
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: LAFAYETTE MEMORIAL PARK, FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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 07/29/1995
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