Name: WO1 Robert Porter Sheppard
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/07/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.6
Date of Birth: 10/01/1947
Home City: Lebanon, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AVN, 268 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-49/69-45
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-128
Short Summary: Shot down during Cambodia push while crossing river.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16396
Call sign: Lucky Star
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: UNION CEMETERY, LEBANON, NJ
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: warrant officer
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