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Name: MAJ Rodney Lynn Strobridge
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/11/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 05/15/1978.
Age at death: 31.0
Date of Birth: 05/22/1941
Home City: Torrance, CA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-024
Short Summary: Surface to air missle shot off tail boom near An Loc. See CPT Robert J. Williams. Declared dead 15 may 78.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15009
Call sign: BLUE MAX
Service number: O5425073
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: *
Primary cause: SVN-BNR-SAM
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT755872
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 02/21/1994

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