Name: 1LT Robert Henry King
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/25/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 02/12/1944
Home City: Tuscumbia, AL
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-16
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35E-033
Short Summary: Shot down by 51 cal 1 mile from Cu Chi during Tet 68 with John Foden.
Service number: O5333131
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/17/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: TRI-CITIES MEMORIAL GARDENS, FLORENCE, AL
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
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