Holditch, Robert Wilson, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 062B, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1955 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2


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Home Country
Canada
Canada
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Port Robinson
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lafayette Memorial Park - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 045

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division 101st Airbone Division Special Forces Group


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Rank CWO Chief Warrant Officer
Grade and posthumous promotion W2
Tour Date:   03/15/1969
Posthumous decoration
Body Recovered
Home of Record:  Port Robinson, ON
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Married

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Status: Killed In Action from an incident while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.4
Flight class: 67-503/67-25
Short Summary: Night maintenance test flight 1/2 mile off coast.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17694
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Compliment cause: drowning
Length of service: 14

This record was last updated on 07/29/1995

Date posted on this site: 01/22/2013
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17694
Incident number: 690702011ACD Accident case number: 690702011
Total loss or fatality Accident
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
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. )


Crew Members:
P CW2 HOLDITCH ROBERT WILSON KIA
ME SP4 SCHNEIDER THOMAS JAMES KIA
GM SFC TOVEY DONALD LEE KIA


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLOWN A TOTAL OF 387 HOURS. THE FIFTH PERIODIC INSPECTION WAS COMPLETED ON 2 JULY, AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A TEST FLIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PILOT WAS CW2 HOLDITCH. ASSISTING ON THE TEST FLIGHT WAS THE SENIOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, SFC TOVEY, AND A UH-1 HELICOPTER MECHANIC, SP4 SCHNEIDER. AIRCRAFT DEPARTED FROM CHU LAI TO THE SOUTH ON THE TEST FLIGHT. ABOUT 2015 HOURS CW4 THOMPSON, THE 333D TC DET MAINTENANCE OFFICER DISCOVERED THE AIRCRAFT WAS MISSING. A SEARCH WAS INTIATED. THE WRECKAGE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND AT 0610 HOURS, 3 JULY, AT COORDINATES, BT 460166, ABOUT 6 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH NORTH-WEST OF CHU LAI, RVN. THE WRECKAGE WAS 200 FEET OFF SHORE IN 15-20 FEET OF WATER. ALL THREE CREWMEMBERS WERE KILLED. THE BODIES WERE RECOVERED ABOUT 1830 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RECOVERED BY A NAVY LCT ABOUT 1500 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS UNLOADED FROM THE LCT ONTO THE DOCK AT 1630 HOURS. THE ACCIDENT IVESTIGATION BOARD EXAMINED THE AIRCRAFT AT DOCKSIDE.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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   1964-1964, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

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Unit
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Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
Not Specified
Location
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Country/State
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 
 
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1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Constituted 5 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 2d Company, 1st Battalion, First Regiment, 1st Special Service Force, a combined Canadian-American organization Activated 9 July 1942 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana Disbanded 6 January 1945 in France Reconstituted 15 April 1960 in the Regular Army; concurrently consolidated with Company B, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion (activated 19 June 1942), and consolidated unit redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Consolidated 30 September 1960 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group (constituted 14 June 1957 in the Regular Army and activated 24 June 1957 in Japan), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces (organic units concurrently constituted and activated 4 October 1960) Group inactivated 30 June 1974 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina Activated 1 September 1984 at Fort Lewis, Washington (Former Company B, 1st Ranger Infantry Battalion, withdrawn 3 February 1986, consolidated with Company N, 75th Infantry, and consolidated unit redesignated as Company N, 75th Ranger Regiment , hereafter separate lineage) Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Regiment CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT World War II *Aleutian Islands *Naples-Foggia *Anzio *Rome-Arno *Southern France (with arrowhead) *Rhineland 1st Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to: War on Terrorism Global War on Terrorism 2d Special Forces Battalion additionally entitled to: War on Terrorism Campaigns to be determined DECORATIONS *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1972-1973 *Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered ASIA 2002 *Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered JULY-AUGUST 1972 Company C, 1st Special Forces Battalion, additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007 Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL IRAQ 2008-2009 Company C, 2d Special Forces Battalion, additionally entitled to: Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IRAQ 2007
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Special Forces Units
Strength
Group
Created/Owned By
SF Cooper, Mark E, MAJ 46
   

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2018
   
   
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1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Kelly, Francis L., COL, (1941-1972) Colonel
Kiernan, Thomas, COL, (1960-1989) JA 27A Colonel
Beckwith, Charles Alvin, COL, (1952-1981) Major
Burns, Hugh, LTC, (1946-1969) IN 1542 Major
De la Pena, Miquel, LTC, (1942-1967) MI 9300 Major
Firth, John G., LTC, (1944-1970) IN 1542 Major
Herrlein, Wesley, LTC, (1950-1971) IN Major
Dexter, Herbert John, MAJ, (1949-1965) IN 1542 Captain
Harriman, Alan Bates, CPT, (1961-1964) CA 9305 Captain
Holaday, Richard, LTC, (1961-1985) Captain
Sylvester, Bill, MAJ, (1962-1985) IN 1542 Captain
Towery, Herman Turner, CPT, (1953-1964) IN 1542 Captain
Youree, James Frank, LTC, (1952-1984) AG 2110 Captain
Erskine, John, COL, (1962-1987) First Lieutenant
Terry, Frederick Garside, MAJ, (1960-1968) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Payne, Paul Charles, SGM, (1943-1967) IN 11Z Sergeant Major
Hillis, Charles, CSM, (1948-1978) OD 63Z.50 First Sergeant
Brown, Lewis E., CSM, (1943-1976) IN 11Z Master Sergeant
Hendricks, Gilbert, SGM, (1948-1968) IN 11F10 Master Sergeant
Williamson, Fred R, MSG, (1948-1968) IN 11F40 Master Sergeant
Alvarado, Jose, SFC, (1962-1965) IN 112.10 Sergeant First Class
Dean, William Mearl, SFC, (1952-1964) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Gray, Jesse Alexander, SFC, (1948-1964) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Kalani, Earl, MSG, (1951-1974) Sergeant First Class
Newman, Bobby A., CW4, (1951-1985) IN 11F40 Sergeant First Class
Sansone, Dominick, SFC, (1950-1964) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Shumate, Walter Lee, SGM, (1952-1982) IN 11B20 Sergeant First Class
West, Donald Frederick, SGM, (1947-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Wilson, Burrell Andrew, Jr., MSG, (1955-1976) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Brick, Sherman, SFC, (1977-1997) Staff Sergeant
Lied, John, SFC, (1952-1975) SC 05B10 Staff Sergeant
MacDougall, Edward H., MSG, (1943-1973) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
McKitrick, Michael, SSG, (1961-1974) MD 91B10 Staff Sergeant
Noe, Frank Ray, SFC, (1958-1967) Staff Sergeant
Plank, Gerald Allen, SFC, (1966-1975) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Slaughter, Charles Kenneth, SGM, (1955-1976) IN 11C20 Staff Sergeant
Tabata, Ernest K., CSM, (1946-1981) EN 12B10 Staff Sergeant
Waugh, William, SGM, (1948-1972) Staff Sergeant
Zumbrun, James Henry, SFC, (1961-1970) Staff Sergeant
Alderman, Joe, MSG, (1958-1980) IN 11B20 Sergeant
Apperson, Gerald Franklin, SFC, (1954-1969) SC 05B Sergeant
Britton, Fred, LTC, (1961-1989) SC 05B Sergeant
Brown, Earl Frederick, SSG, (1958-1966) EN 12B10 Sergeant
Emert, Tommie D., SGT, (1960-1964) MD 91B10 Sergeant
Green, Donald, MAJ, (1961-1992) SC 05B Sergeant
Kendra, John, SSG, (1961-1966) SC 05B Sergeant
Stevens, Lowell Wesley, Sr., MSG, (1959-1980) IN 112.10 Sergeant
Vrba, Raymond Joe, SSG, (1960-1965) Sergeant
Zieba, James, MAJ, (1957-1978) SC 05B10 Sergeant
Cross, Glenn, SP 5, (1962-1964) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Evans, Robert L., SP 5, (1954-1964) MD 91A Specialist 5
Sadler, Barry, SSG, (1958-1967) MD 91B10 Specialist 5
Brown, Robert Dennis, SP 4, (1962-1965) MD 91B10 Specialist 4
Cox, Robert, SP 5, (1963-1966) MI Specialist 4
Hadley, Gerald, SP 4, (1961-1964) MD 91A Specialist 4
Hadley, Gerald, SP 4, (1961-1964) Specialist 4
Moran, Jim, SP 4, (1962-1964) MI 05D4S Specialist 4
Pudney, Don, SP 4, (1963-1965) SC 05B Specialist 4
Taylor, Rodney, SP 4, (1962-1965) SC 05B Specialist 4

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