Name: CPT Gilbert Allan Rovito (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/14/1973 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.9
Date of Birth: 07/19/1948
Home City: Stroudsburg, PA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 40 ARRS
Flight class: 71-20AF
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 01W-119
Short Summary: In Cambodia. Robert Nebel and Rovito were friends in high school.
Aircraft: HH-53C tail number 68-10362
MOS: 1025F = F Pilot, Helicopter, CH/HH-53 Helicopter, CH/HH-53
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 06/21/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LAURELWOOD CEMETERY, STROUDSBURG, PA
This record was last updated on 11/26/1996
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