Name: CW2 Robert Milton Paulk
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 05/12/1944
Home City: Vallejo, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-17/66-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 68E-006
Short Summary: Found 50 cal gun pit. Flew second run to mark with smoke. Killed by gun fire, crashed and burned.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17752
Service number: W3154667
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/30/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Paulk, Robert Milton OH-6: 66-17752 Attached to 4th Infantry Division at Camp "Enari". Kontum Province. CW-2 Archer was flying C-model cover; LOH thought saw gun emplacement, going to go back and check out, made pedal turn, and .51 hit him. Last words "I'm going in". Gunner (unknown) also killed VHPA: [WO1 Floyd L. Williams]. Paulk was one of first four WOs in Unit. Related by J. Frank Archer May 24, 1968 B Troop 7/17 Air Cav
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY, PENSACOLA FL
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 05/17/2011
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