Name: 1LT Roger Alan Lakin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/25/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 07/27/1944
Home City: Derby, KS
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 12W-043
Short Summary: Mid-air over Marble Mountain - hit aircraft piloted by Toby Richard Gritz. Also see Justus and Sacharanski.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15213
Call sign: Scarface
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7565 = Pilot AH-1 Qualified
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Started Tour: 08/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 07/30/1990
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