HORST ROBERT LOUIS
Name: CW2 Robert Louis Horst
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/07/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 06/20/1950
Home City: Springfield, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 159 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 71-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-131
Short Summary: Last dustoff aviator killed in Vietnam.
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/10/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT725989
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD MO
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 08/20/1995
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