Name: 1LT Robert Franklin Wilcoxson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/25/1972 while performing the duty of Aerial Observer.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 07/26/1949
Home City: Elk City, OK
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/10 CAV
Prior Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-48
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-032
Short Summary: Observer on recon mission south side of Kontum observed & reported NVA troops. Went back for second look, shot down w/ 1LT Daryl Kunzler
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07935
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/04/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: AR783883
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: FAIRLAWN CEMETERY, ELK CITY, OK
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 08/02/1997
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