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Name: WO1 Robert Alan Stern
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/07/1972 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 04/01/1947
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-132
Short Summary: Shot down by .51 cal while covering a downed UH-1 waiting to be picked up by a CH-47.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15207
Call sign: DARKHORSE 34
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/09/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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 07/21/2001

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