Hertz, Robert Dale, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1970 - 1971

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Denver, CO
Last Address
Denver, CO

Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens - Littleton, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 043

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1970, 2nd Warrant Officer Company-Class 70-17 (Fort Wolters, TX), A/4
 Unit Assignments
Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)220th Aviation Battalion101st Airborne Division
  1970-1970, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Course (IERW)
  1970-1971, 220th Aviation Battalion/240th Aviation Company (240th AHC)
  1970-1971, 220th Aviation Battalion
  1970-1971, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Name: WO1 Robert Dale Hertz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/13/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.0
Date of Birth: 01/28/1948
Home City: Denver, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 222 CAB
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-043
Short Summary: Hit in left side under arm by two VC while directing left door gunner fire near Nha Be with MADDOG 37 covering MADDOG 31.
Call sign: Mad Dog
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 08/13/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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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