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ROBERT LEE BANKS


is honored on Panel 10E, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/9/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR WARRANT OFFICER BANKS,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY & LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR HELICOPTER PILOT. WATCH OVER AMERICA. IT STILL NEEDS YOUR GRACE. VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING AND- SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Robert Lee Banks, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00496

    Posted on 10/10/12 - by

    WO1 Robert L. Banks (KIA) was pilot and CW2 William D. Perkins Jr. (KIA) was aircraft commander. Other crew members included SSG Randall D. Howell (KIA) and SP4 Everett P. Runnells (KIA). The aircraft had been doing troop insertions and doing gunship cover. CW2 Perkins was 3 to 4 days from DROS and swapped gunships with Will Hingston and left a rubber plantation outside of Tay Ninh and was enroute to Saigon for DROS paperwork when tail boom came off. CW2 Perkins was Hingston's mentor and good friend. WO1 Banks was Hingston's classmate. (Information from Will Hingston) The aircraft lost its tail boom and went in. The aircraft hit flat. Bill the crew chief and gunner were in the aircraft as Bob got out and away. Bob returned to help the others. While there the aircraft exploded killing all four. The accident investigation board said that a rocket pod came loose and hit the tail boom. Information from Paul W. Beverung. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/1/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Robert is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. BSM AM/5 OLC
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 5/20/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.