Name: WO1 Robert Lee Kirk
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/06/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 04/01/1948
Home City: Las Vegas, NV
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-114
Short Summary: Mid-air w/CW2 Poe while laying smoke. Dunno was body escort.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15663
Call sign: Smoky 2 - Lancers
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: PALM DESERT MEMORIAL, LAS VEGAS, NV
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
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