Name: WO1 Robert Livingston Pierce
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/25/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 06/17/1947
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-052
Short Summary: Shot down south of Dak Seang. Pilot was William R. McKibben. Pierce's nickname was "Turkey".
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15158
Call sign: Avengers
Service number: W3164723
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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 08/10/1992
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