Name: 1LT Robert Richard Wright, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/21/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 12/30/1946
Home City: Hatboro, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-508/68-12
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-016
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01090
Service number: O5340997
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/13/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: HATBORO CEMETERY, HATBORO, PA
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
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