Kawamura, Robert Kiyoshi, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11450 -Load Master Technician
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11450 , 14th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1958 - 1968
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Santa Clara
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 049

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
14th Air Commando Squadron14th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1968, 11450 , 14th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1968, 11450 , 14th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1968-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Bob Kawamura was assigned as a loadmaster on an AC-47 Gunship ( 43-49859) assigned to the 14th Air Commando Squdaron, Phan Rang AB, RVN. He arrived in Vietnam on January 20th and perished on the night of Feburary 15, 1968 having traded an 18:00- 24:00 shift and his first night as the sole Loadmaster after receiving his checkride a few nights before. SSgt Kawamura perished along with six other Crewmembers near Ninh Thuan, South Vietnam. SSgt. Kawamura was 28 years old and was survived by his wife and children living in Japan. 
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