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Name: WO1 William S. Robertson III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/08/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 06/09/1945
Home City: San Jose, CA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
Prior Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV 67
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-9W
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17E-128
Short Summary: While backing out of revetment pilot stuck tail stinger into ground and continued to pull pitch. A/C went over on back and crashed.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00766
Service number: W3153946
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/22/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Unknown Province
Military grid coordinates of event: XT705860
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 11/03/2012

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