Armstrong, Robert George, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 309th Air Commando Squadron (Troop Carrier)
Service Years
1961 - 1964
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1964
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 067

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
315th Troop Carrier Group309th Air Commando Squadron (Troop Carrier)
  1964-1964, 315th Troop Carrier Group
  1964-1964, 309th Air Commando Squadron (Troop Carrier)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1961-1964 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1964-1964, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The C-123B Provider (#55-4549), of the 315th Troop Carrier Group at Tan Son Nhut AB, took off from Nha Trang to drop ammunition to an isolated Special Forces camp at Bu Prang close to the Cambodian border.

During the mission it wandered over the border and was hit in the starboard engine by AAA from within Cambodia itself. The aircraft crashed with the loss of all on board a few miles from Phum Duk Dam just inside Cambodia. A second C-123 was damaged by ground fire on the same mission.

The personnel lost in the incident:
Capt Edward Stephen Krukowski (KIA)
1Lt Valmore William Bourque (KIA)
1Lt Robert George Armstrong (KIA)
SSgt Ernest Joseph Halvorson (KIA)
SSgt Theodore Bert Phillips (MIA)
AIC Eugene Richardson (KIA)
SSgt Lawrence Woods, US Army, 5th Special Forces Group (KIA)
PFC Charles Pierce Sparks, US Army (KIA)

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