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Name: WO1 Robert Emmett Layman, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/22/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.5
Date of Birth: 11/14/1948
Home City: Poquonock, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 54 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-511/68-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-077
Short Summary: Cross fire of two 50 cal - main rotor separation in flight. With WO1 Fredrick Stephen Walters. J. Behr replaced one of them.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16473
Call sign: DUSTOFF 57
Service number: W3161944
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/02/1997

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