Name: MAJ Pierce Irving Robertson (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/09/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.4
Date of Birth: 06/02/1935
Home City: Hamden, CT
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11E-064
Short Summary: While flying through An Khe pass encountered heavy fog and rain hit tree and crashed just off road with WO1 Paul R. Lund. 9 injured.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-10066
Service number: OF105808
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/21/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/24/1996
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