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Name: CPT Robert Acquinn Thompson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.1
Date of Birth: 07/11/1939
Home City: Lincolnton, GA
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 63-4
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-097
Short Summary: Shot down on second tour. First tour with 120 AVN 63-64.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09422
Service number: OF106850
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1204 = 12 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/19/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS323493
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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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