Name: CPT Hershel Gale Rogers
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/27/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 08/28/1946
Home City: Mackinaw, IL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-028
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16629
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
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: 08/28/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: VR840370
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of God
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, CLAREMORE, OK
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
This record was last updated on 09/16/1996
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