Name: MAJ Robert John Williams (posthumously promoted)
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/11/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 09/12/1978.
Age at death: 28.6
Date of Birth: 09/17/1943
Home City: Daleville, AL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 65-19W
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-024
Short Summary: Surface to air missle shot off tail boom causing spin & crash. See CPT R. L. Strobridge. Declared dead 12 sep 78.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15009
Call sign: Blue Max
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR-SAM
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/24/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT755872
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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 09/07/1996
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