Name: 1LT Robert Michael Wallace
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/31/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 05/09/1943
Home City: Dayton, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 188 AHC
Prior Unit: C/229 AHB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-18
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-057
Short Summary: Gunship mid-air at Tuy Hoa/Phu Hiep with James R. Poggemeyer. They collided with Henry Cauthen and Rodney O. Davie.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00707
Call sign: Black Widow
Service number: O5228587
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1980 = 19 Fixed Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAND CEMETERY, DAYTON, OH
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: officer
This record was last updated on 06/20/2002
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