Name: CPT Robert Leonard Wehunt (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/23/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 06/18/1947
Home City: Lincolnton, NC
Service: EN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/159 ENG GP
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-24
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-088
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16489
Service number: O5263192
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/24/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: BETHPAGE LUTHERAN CHURCH, LINCOLNTON, NC
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
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