Name: CW2 Frank Roop (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/29/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 35.3
Date of Birth: 10/03/1930
Home City: Fruitland, FL
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 133 ASHC 1 CAV
Prior Unit: B/228 ASHB 1 CAV 66
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 59-C3
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-116
Short Summary: The forward transmission froze inflight about five miles north of Phu Cat while they had a slingload of JP-4 and crashed inverted.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 63-07913
Service number: W3150763
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Additional information about this casualty:
133 ASHC 1 CAV was redesignated to B/228 ASHB 1 CAV in 1966 after this incident.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: MCCLURE CEMETERY, CHILHOWIE, 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/19/2009
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