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Name: CW2 Robert James Watkins, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 10/08/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.3
Date of Birth: 06/10/1942
Home City: Ft Meade, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-053
Short Summary: Went IFR in A Shau Valley while covering downed UH-1 & flew into a mountain. Pilot Robert Andrews survived.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15044
Call sign: REDSKIN 27
Service number: W3160403
Country: Laos
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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