Hedge, Robert Blanchard, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 67N20, 10th Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Specialist 5


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Plymouth
Last Address
Plymouth

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Vine Hills Cemetery - Plymouth, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
41E 038

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 Unit Assignments
117th Aviation Company (AHC)10th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 67N10, 117th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1967-1968, 67N20, 10th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SP5 Robert Hedge and SP5 Gerald McCaffrey were killed together in the same incident. 

(See link for loss circumstances.)

 
   
Comments/Citation
See Note

see Circumstances of Loss  http://www.117thahc.org/stories.htm
See page 25 for specific information regarding circumstances of loss. Reported in War Stories: 117th Assault Helicopter Company, "My Vietnam Chronicles by Jim Fischer, CE, 117th AHC 1967-1968". Evidence of friendly fire.
 
 

 Robert B. Hedge
Posted for: ROBERT BLANCHARD HEDGE:
   
  Photo submitted by David Strassel.
Posted by: David Strassel
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Monday, July 28, 2003

 
  We Remember
Posted for: ROBERT BLANCHARD HEDGE:
  Robert is buried at Oak Grove & Vine Hills Cem, Plymouth,MA.
Posted by: Robert Sage
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rsage@austin.rr.com
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Thursday, June 2, 2005
Vance  Kleyn
vkleyn@charter.net
fellow sidewinder
854 Pleasent st Walla Walla wa 99362 usa
40 Years
It's hard to believe that it has been 40 yrs. since that night .I think about you and Mac. most days. I never understood that ambush,and how it could have happened, a half mile from the gate ,and they couldn't get to you. Guess that's something we will never know.
Feb 27, 2008
   
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