Name: CW2 Robert Dale Perry
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/24/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.0
Date of Birth: 11/25/1938
Home City: Columbia, SC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 156 AVN, 509 RR
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-082
Short Summary: On second tour flying fixed wing radio intercept missions. First tour Bear Cat. Mid-air with an ARVN helicopter.
Aircraft: RU-6A tail number 53-03724
Call sign: Vanguard
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 101C = Fixed Wing Pilot, Multi-engine
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/01/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: LIBERTY MEMORIAL GARDENS, LIBERTY, SC
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 11/22/1999
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