La Buda, Robert Alan, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 135th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Private First Class


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1947
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike) to remember La Buda, Robert Alan, PFC.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gary
Last Address
Gary

Casualty Date
Feb 08, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Portage, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 031

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]6 - Assoc. Page
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
135th Aviation Company (AHC)12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade214th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 11B10, 135th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1967-1968, 11B10, 12th Aviation Group
  1967-1968, 11B10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1968, 11B10, 214th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 12, 2000, Tribute From Close Friend
  Aug 22, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Note from Page Admin: According to several sources, the 135th AHC was attached to the 10th Combat Aviation BN, 12 Aviation Group at the time of the below documented loss.

However, according to the 135th AHC Unit History, on file with the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Assoc. website, this unit was attached to the 222nd Aviation BN during 1968. That Unit History is downlaoded on the opposite page of this profile.

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01128
Incident number: 68020818.KIA
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database.
Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Crew Members:

AC CPT FLEER ROBERT DEAN KIA
P WO1 MOORE GLENN DOUGLAS KIA
CE PFC LABUDA ROBERT ALAN KIA   (Note: CE = Crew Chief)
G SP4 CAVANAUGH RICHARD FRED KIA

War Story:

The crash was caused by heavy small arms fire. Bob, Glen and the gunner were heavily hit . The crew chief was killed in the crash. They were chalk 5 and I was chalk 6. I identified the remains the next day after we recovered the bodies.
Tom Rudolph, dingy@snowhill.com

This record was last updated on 11/11/1999

 


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Date posted on this site: 06/20/2012

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Comments/Citation
 
 
  rememberance
Posted for: ROBERT ALAN LABUDA:
i remember robert as being a sleepy head. he was a very private individual but it took half the guys in the tent to get him up to go on missions before daybreak. we only knew each other 6 months before robert's death but he will live in my heart forever. cecil cahela acworth, ga.
Posted by: cecil cahela
Email: ccahela@mindspring.com
Relationship: combat buddy
Monday, May 31, 1999

Robert is buried at Cavalry Cemetery, Portage, Portage County, Indiana.
   
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