Name: WO1 Robert Lester Long
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/29/1971 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 31.3
Date of Birth: 12/31/1939
Home City: Wilmington, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-23/70-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-018
Short Summary: Standby gun team out of Holloway, shot down and burned on night support mission west of Pleiku. Bodies recovered next day because of WX
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15468
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/21/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile dead - died out-right
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZA150510
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY, WILMINGTON, OH
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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