Name: 1LT Robert Scott Mason, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 09/05/1947
Home City: Babylon, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-12
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-057
Short Summary: Crashed in bad wx E of Long Binh. Had stayed on location until 20 min light looking for survivors of A/C w/ Owen Hirano.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00530
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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