Hunter, Robert Gerald, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1231C-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1963 - 1966
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Douglasville
Last Address
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 25, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Douglasville City Cemetery - Douglasville, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 109

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3550th Student Squadron4523rd Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)354th Tactical Fighter Squadron355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1964-1965, 3550th Student Squadron
  1965-1966, 4523rd Combat Crew Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1966-1966, 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
The Citadel
  1959-1963, The Citadel
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1964-1065, T-38 Talon
  1966-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After graduating from The Citadel, Lt. Hunter attended pilot training at Moody AFB (Class 64-H).

In Vietnam, Lt. Hunter complete 34 missions prior to his loss. Hunter's F-105D (call sign "Nash 2" #59-1746;) was shot down outside of Ban Ban, Laos. He was seen to parachute from his aircraft, disappearing into the jungle. 

He was posthumously promoted while missing. His body was recovered from where he had been buried in Laos.

In 1967, Robert G. Hunter Memorial Park was dedicated in Douglasville, Georgia in his name.
   
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