Alexander, Robert Lee, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1542, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1951 - 1969

Infantry


Ranger
Lieutenant Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenville, TN
Last Address
Greenville, TN

Casualty Date
Oct 31, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 007 / Section VIII, Site 161

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Combat Advisor


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1954, Basic Infantry Officer Course (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Officer Advanced CourseCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division
  1958-1958, 1542, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1965-1965, 1542, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1966-1967, 1542, MACV Advisory Team 52 Vinh Long
  1969-1969, 1542, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1950-1953, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Service Number 414429903
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16650
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001469
Date: 10/31/1969 
Incident number: 691031201ACD Accident case number: 691031201 Total loss or fatality Accident 
Unit: B/229 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Dau Tieng in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT254659
Number killed in accident = 10 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 6
costing 725945
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CPT WYMAN MURRAY JOHN KIA
P WO1 ROSENTHAL MICHAEL D JR KIA
CE SP4 MC GRAW LARRY JOE KIA
G SP4 ESCALLIER STEVE LOUIS KIA
OB CPT BRIGHTMAN MICHAEL DENNIS KIA

Passengers and/or other participants: 
CPT DE ANGELIS ADAMO ERMINO, NOT, A
LTC ALEXANDER ROBERT LEE, AR, PX, KIA
SGT MORROW BRIAN JOHN, AR, PX, KIA
SGM SEE EDWARD EUGENE, AR, PX, KIA
CPT REAUME PAUL EDMUND, AR, PX, KIA

AIRCRAFT WAS ON A COMMAND AND CONTROL MISSION FOR A BATTALION OF THE 1ST BRIGADE, 1ST CAV DIV (AM). THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN ON THE MISSION ALL THAT MORNING AND HAD SHUT DOWN AT THE TAY NINH VIP PAD AT APPROXIMATELY 0830 TO AWAIT ITS FULL COMPLEMENT OF PASSENGERS. DETAILS OF THE FLIGHT THAT FOLLOWED ARE AT BEST SKETCHY. THE NEXT CONTACT WITH SPADE 650 WAS BETWEEN 0930-0945 HOURS WHEN HE MADE A MAYDAY CALL. A GUN BIRD AND TWO SCOUT BIRDS FLYING IN THE AREA MONITORED THE CALL AND WITNESSED THE AIRCRAFT IMPACT WITH THE GROUND. ALL THE WITNESSES STATED THAT THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES OF 650 HAD STOPPED WHEN THEY FIRST ESTABLISHED VISUAL CONTACT. THE UH-1H WAS BETWEEN 300-500 FEET AGL AT THIS TIME. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN AN ANGLE CLOSE TO A STEEP APPROACH AND EXPLODED ON IMPACT. THE SCOUTS MOVED INTO THE CRASH AREA IN SEARCH OF SURVIVORS WHILE THE GUN BIRD RELAYED COORDINATES AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CRASH. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO BURN AFTER THE EXPLOSION AND MOST OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS CONSUMED IN THE FIRE
   
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