Altus, Robert Wayne, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1967 - 1971
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sheridan, Oregon
Last Address
Da Nang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Nov 23, 1971
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 071

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters4th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1971-1971, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1971-1971, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1969-1971, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


------ "I never knew you but feel deeply for your sacrifice even though I hail from Australia and we may be distant cousins. I am keen on keeping your memory alive and ask if anyone has details to please contact me especially images as I have been keen on compiling a booklet on "Bob" and another member of my family who was sacrificed during WW2. I am an ex Aussie Air Force member so the rememberance is deep and I do remember him during our Anzac days here in Australia. Thank You! Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten Bob!" Posted by: Steve Altus Email: Relationship: Distant Relative Wednesday, May 27, 2009 

------ "Bobby was my pilot in F-4 training at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tuscon, AZ. I was his back seater. We were the best of friends, as close to being brothers as you could get. I was stationed at Ubon and he was at Danang. We partied together at Ubon about week before he went down. When I heard that he was MIA, I searched for the wreckage the following day, but 200-300 ft jungle canopy prevented any positive results. I still think about him almost every day." Posted by: Denny Stanford Email: Relationship: We served together Sunday, October 26, 2003 

------- From Christine Allard, USAFA on 11 Jun 09: "I am sorry to say that I have very limited information about Capt. Robert Altus. I was fortunate enough to receive his POW/MIA bracelet. I received one email from a cousin of his, which I have copied below along with her email address. Hopefully this will help you get more information and a photo of Capt. Altus. Please let me know if this helps." All the best, Christine "Robert Altus was or is my first cousin....he is the only child of my dad's sister and her husband. he is three years younger than me and he went missing the year i graduated from college. my dad and Robert's parents are dead now but robert is still in my thoughts and i wonder if he could still be in Laos wondering why the U.S. doesn't do something. He grew up in Oregon and most of the relatives live in Texas so tho' we were a large close family we didn't see he a lot. I am pleased that you wore his bracelet....thanks Ann Deiterman (his mother's maiden name) Tschoerner" Paris, tx -------
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