Name: WO1 Robert Hazen Shields II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/15/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.2
Date of Birth: 06/19/1943
Home City: Kensington, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-047
Short Summary: With WO1 John M. Bozinski, SP4 Alejo Del Valle, and PFC Johnnie Graham, Jr.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-00993
Service number: W3164199
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 12/10/1995
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