Robert Dale Uhl
Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army
Name: ROBERT DALE UHL
Wall Name: ROBERT D. UHL
Date of Birth: 5/11/1948
Date of Casualty: 3/1/1971
Home of Record: SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: Warrant Officer
Casualty Country: CAMBODIA
Troops' Remains From Vietnam Era Buried
Thursday Nov 6, 2003
More than three decades after Army Warrant Officer Paul Black's helicopter was shot down by the Viet Cong, his remains were buried with those of three wartime comrades Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
About 50 mourners gathered under a drizzling rain with their hands over their hearts as a horse-drawn caisson carried the flag-draped casket. It contained the recently identified remains of Black, along with those from three other men who were on the Huey helicopter with him when it crashed and burned in Cambodia on March, 1, 1971.
Black, Warrant Officer Robert Uhl of San Mateo, California, Specialist Gary David from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Specialist Frank Sablan of Phenix City, Alabama, were on an aerial reconnaissance mission at the time. Black, 22, was from Central Valley, California.
Black's remains were recovered by the military's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in 1995, and then identified in early January, according to Gina Jackson with the Hawaii-based command.
His comrades' remains were recovered and identified in 1971, she said.
the remains of four soldiers are carried by a horse-drawn caisson to their burial site
during a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, November 6, 2003.
Warrant Officer 1st Class Paul Vernon Black, Sergeant First Class Gary Charles David,
Specialist Frank Sablan, and Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert D. Uhl died while
flying a combat mission near Kampong Cham, Cambodia, March 1, 1971.
Their remains were identified through DNA analysis
UHL, ROBERT D
WO1 US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/11/1948
DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 7895
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY