Ireland, Robert Newell, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 113X0, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1953 - 1970
Chief Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1970
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Riverside Memorial Park and Mausoleum - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 036

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
16th Special Operations Squadron8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1970-1970, 113X0, 16th Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1970, 113X0, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-130A Gunship  
  1970-1970, AC-130A Gunship
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MSgt. Ireland was serving his 2nd tour in Vietnam. He had a long career in the Air Force, with many overseas duty stations. 

Based at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, he served. as a crew chief at the time that his AC-130A (#54-1625) was shot down over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Southern Laos. 

Maj William Brooks, aircraft commander (KIA)
SSgt. Thomas Y. Adachi, aerial gunner (KIA)
Lt Col. Charlie B. Davis, NOD/TV (KIA)
Maj. Donald G. Fisher, IR (KIA)
SSgt. Stephen W. Harris, aerial gunner (KIA)
SSgt. Ronnie L. Hensley, IO (KIA)
MSgt. Robert N. Ireland,flight engineer (KIA)
A1C Donald M. Lint, aerial gunner (KIA)
LtCol. Charles S. Rowley, navigator (KIA)
1st Lt. John C. Towle, command pilot (KIA)
MSgt.Eugene L. Fields, aerial gunner (injured/survived)

He left a wife and five children at his passing.

Among other things, he was known for his country fiddle playing.
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