Greenwood, Robert Roy, Jr., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1555C-Weapon Systems Officer
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1972-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1958 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB

Casualty Date
Sep 02, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 070

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Navigator Observer (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
421st Tactical Fighter Squadron366th Tactical Fighter Wing - GunfightersUS Air Force
  1971-1972, 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1971-1972, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1972-1979, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1971-1972, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 02 Sep 1972 a section of F-4s (TUFA 1 and TUFA 2) from Tahkli RTAFB were working in the Plaine des Jarres area of Laos about 5 miles east of Ban Na Mai village under the control of a Forward Air Controller, RAVEN 23. After two dry passes to ensure they had acquired the target, TUFA 2 rolled in hot. The aircraft, F-4E tail number 68-0335, burst into flames immediately after ordnance release and continued in a 40 degree dive, impacting the ground just beyond the target area. TUFA 1 saw two ejection seats leave the aircraft, followed by two parachutes - but both disappeared into clouds. When TUFA 1 tried to contact the FAC he received no answer - RAVEN 23 had also disappeared.

Search and rescue efforts began at once, the wreckage of both aircraft was found, and parachutes were sighted on the ground - but no contact was made with any of the four men from TUFA 2 and RAVEN 23.

Missing since 2 September 1972
MIA/POW - Laos 
Promoted posthumously

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