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Name: WO1 Mark John Robertson
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/10/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 04/08/1971.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 08/18/1949
Home City: Detroit, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-25/70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-094
Short Summary: Hit by .51 cal burst into flames, fell vertically, & exploded while on a recon mission.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17765
Call sign: RED OAK 17
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/16/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD257076
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/20/1995

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