Name: 1LT Robert Charles Kimmel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 03/24/1944
Home City: East Islip, NY
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Flight class: 10-66
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 52E-007
Short Summary: Died from crash injuries after being shot down during at night armed recon mission east of Quang Tri near the coast.
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 154761
Service number: 094179
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 03/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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