Anderson, Robert Douglas, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 67N20, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)/161st Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Specialist 4

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carmichael, CA
Last Address
Carmichael, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 29, 1967
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 026/ Section V Site 1014

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)/161st Assault Helicopter Company 1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1967, 67N20, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)/161st Assault Helicopter Company
  1967-1967, 67N20, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Casualty Incident Location: Incirclement of Hiep Duc City 19670929

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Robert Douglas Anderson (ASN: RA-18907476), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force as a member of Company A, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion, Americal Division, on 29 September 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson distinguished himself by exceptionally heroic action and personal bravery while serving as a crew chief aboard a UH-1D helicopter engaged in a combat assault west of Tam Ky in protection of two downed aircraft. As his ship was terminating its approach, it was subjected to large caliber enemy automatic weapons fire. As the infantry troops departed the helicopter, one was seriously wounded. Seeing the injured man fall Specialist Anderson unhesitatingly leaped from the aircraft and ran to the fallen soldier with complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of the close proximity of automatic weapons and small arms fire. His display of courage spurred two other infantrymen to race to his side and assist in placing the wounded man aboard the helicopter. While Specialist Anderson was returning to his seat, the aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire which mortally wounded him. Specialist Fourth Class Anderson's display of unquestionable heroism in the face of a numerically superior hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army. General Orders: Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 819 (October 9, 1967)

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