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Name: WO1 Robert Dale Staggs
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 11/23/1944
Home City: Louisville, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-521/68-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-032
Short Summary: Witnessed by Gary A. Jones. Replaced Davis on station. Mid-air with C&C UH-1 ship - went down slow and exploded with George Grinnell.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15539
Service number: W3163695
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/18/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of Christ
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 08/20/1995

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