Fink, Robert Alton, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43130-Helicopter Mechanic
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 56th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1964 - 1968

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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego
Last Address
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 23, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
66E 009

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 Unit Assignments
21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils56th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1968, 21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils
  1968-1968, 56th Air Commando Wing
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  1968-1968 Vietnam War
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He was killed in the crash of a CH-3E (#66-13295) "Knife" while on a resupply airdrop near Khe Sanh. It was lost in a rugged mountainous, jungle covered area when it descended beneath the cloud cover. The wreckage was seen by the escorting A-1E aircraft.   This was the first combat loss of the unit during the war.

Captain James P. McCollum, ac
Captain William H. Taylor, p
Sgt. John E. Albanese, FE
SSgt. John L. Coon, FE 
Sgt. Robert A. Fink, gunner /CE

Sgt. Thomas F. Buhr, combat photographer from the 600th Photo Squadron 

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