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Name: 1LT Robert Michael Lurie
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/21/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 04/13/1943
Home City: Carthage, MS
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HML-167
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 51W-024
Short Summary: Received automatic weapons fire during a recon mission, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: UH-1E tail number 154962
Call sign: COMPRISE
Service number: 094874
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 01/19/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
1Lt Lurie was probably pilot in command because 1Lt Gloer had transferred to this squadron in May 1968 from a UH-34D unit. Provided by Seppo Hurme.

Sorry I do not know the details of the mission, but know what a great person he was. His father, Robert Lurie Senior ( former WWII pilot), was the oldest flying enlisted pilot in the Marine Corps at that time and had just finished his first tour in Vietnam. The Senior Lurie extended his tour to be there with his son. I had the honor of being Bob's hooch mate. I grieved for both Luries. From: Dan Koch , former VMO-2 pilot (67-68)

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: PEARL HILL CEM, CARTHAGE MS
This record was last updated on 07/10/2010

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