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Name: MAJ Robert Eugene St. Peter (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/29/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.5
Date of Birth: 07/21/1933
Home City: Gilman, IL
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-115
Short Summary: Helicopter loss due to ground fire on 1 Inf Div list as pilot with Johnson.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-08750
Service number: O77701
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 81981
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
The reference to the major unit being the 1st Infantry Division is incorrect. It was the 1st Cav Div.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GILMAN CEMETERY, GILMAN, IL
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: officer
This record was last updated on 10/24/2011

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