Reid, Roger Glen, 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, 100B, 227th Aviation Battalion/A Company
Service Years
1968 - 1971

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home Country
Jamaica
Jamaica
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rising Sun, Indiana
Last Address
Rising Sun, Indiana

Casualty Date
Mar 31, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kontum
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 097

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Aviator Badge (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division227th Aviation Battalion
  1970-1971, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1971, 100B, HHC, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division
  1970-1971, 100B, 227th Aviation Battalion/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1973 Vietnam War
  1970-1971 Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
UH-1H 69-15277

FSB #6, HILL 1001, 7 KM SOUTHEAST OF BEN HET 19710331

"He was in a helicopter, taking a second pass to drop off ammunition when he was shot in the face with an AK-7 round. Three others in the helicopter survived, but they had to leave him behind at the time. He was listed as missing March 31, 1971, and listed as dead May 13."     Nancy Platt

War Story:
This was our first mission since our company was redesignated with the 1st Aviation Brigade after the 1 Cav pulled out. We were flying "chuck chuck" over Firebase 6 (ARVN base with 10 U.S. advisors). They were running out of ammunition. The base was being hit by two NVA regular divisions. We volunteered to sling ammo in. Our first pass went okay taking only a few holes. Our second trip, they were waiting. Roger took a round through the windshield to the face. He went into a death grip on the controls and we spun into the ground outside the perimeter. The right seat, crew chief and I survived and crawled into the firebase. Due to the "heat", we left Roger with the ship to recover later. The firebase got over-run nine days later. from Bob Johnson May 1997  
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04W 097

Service #   306546314

Start of Tour   07/20/1970


Roger Glen Reid was the son of Clint and Sonia L. (Lanham) Reid
   
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