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Name: 1LT Robert Wayne Prine (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 03/19/1946
Home City: Daytona Beach, FL
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-22
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39E-011
Short Summary: Crashed on the An Khe pass during bad weather. He had been in country less than a month.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07852
Service number: O5247588
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/24/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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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