Name: 1LT Robert Charles Peda
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/07/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.4
Date of Birth: 10/30/1938
Home City: Kingston, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-22/67-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48E-046
Short Summary: Shot down near Lang Vei SF Camp. Door gunner also killed.
Aircraft: OH-13S tail number 63-13681
Service number: O5330079
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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