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Name: 2LT Robert Louis Ragsdale
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/26/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 05/25/1939
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-8
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-055
Short Summary: Took fire from the right side on a fire fight in support of RVN. Radioed being hit, auto to water filled rice paddy rolled w/J.P.Wright
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08571
Call sign: COBRA
Service number: O5413943
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: suffocation or strangulation
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994

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