Robinson, Gus Blakely, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1970


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hemet, California

Casualty Date
Apr 12, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 128

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 1981, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry
  1969-1970, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
aptain Gus Robinson served in various capacities, including an Armor unit, prior to receiving his flight training at Mineral Wells, Texas.

He was trained as an AH-1G "Cobra" pilot. He then served as a Scout Platoon Leader flying an OH-6.

At the time of his death, he was flying an OH-6A (tail number 67-16634) in the Dak To area in support of ARVN troops near Hill 763 when he was shot down with small arms fire by NVA troops. He was found still strapped in his aircraft. His observer, SP4 Robert E. Tabb, became a POW until 1973.

He left a wife and young daughter at his death.

He was interred United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, Plot: Section XXXIV Site 82.
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