Name: CW2 Robert William Reagan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/09/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 34.6
Date of Birth: 02/04/1931
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 64-5W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-079
Short Summary: P Dadante, CE Simkaitis, G Hipke. While checking out new pilot (Dadante), took fire low level and crashed. Took several days to recover
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08550
Call sign: Thunderbird
Service number: W3151304
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/28/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married 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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