Name: WO1 Robert L. Pruhs
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/14/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 04/15/1945
Home City: Norfolk, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-074
Short Summary: Killed while reinforcing a 30th ARVN ranger company pinned down by heavy VC fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13796
Service number: W3154240
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/07/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
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