Name: CPT Gus Blakely Robinson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.1
Date of Birth: 03/19/1943
Home City: Hemet, CA
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-24
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-128
Short Summary: Shot in head & crashed near Hill 763. West Point Stu # 26910. Observer SP4 Robert E. Tabb got out, captured & released in Mar 1973.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16634
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1204 = 12 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB853347
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: US MILITARY ACADEMY CEMETERY, WEST POINT, NY
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
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