Name: WO1 Robert Francis Young (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 06/27/1948
Home City: Hooper, UT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12W-002
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01185
Service number: W3164930
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Burial information: HOOPER CEMETERY, HOOPER, UT
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: warrant officer
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