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is honored on Panel 51W, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 4/13/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Robert Michael Lurie, Served with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML-167), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Final Mission of 1LT Robert M. Lurie

    Posted on 5/25/17 - by
    On July 21, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E (tail number 154962) from Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), with three crew members from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 (HMLA-167), was shot down near Hill 65, 11 miles southwest of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province (I Corps), RVN. It was reported that the aircraft received automatic weapons fire, crashed, and burned during a reconnaissance mission. It was speculated that aircraft went down after being hit because the hydraulics had been shot out and the pilot was unable to maintain flight. There were no survivors. The lost HMLA-167 crewmen aboard included aircraft commander 1LT Robert M. Lurie, co-pilot 1LT David L. Gloer, gunner SGT William H. Foster, and crew chief (from VMO-2) LCPL Jimmy L. Norsworthy. The tail rotor of the aircraft was found at a distance from the wreckage. It was reported that 1LT Lurie’s father was serving in Vietnam at the time of this incident, flying a C-117 flare ship on the DMZ and around I Corps. The father was one of the last enlisted pilots in the Marine Corps. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Robert Michael Lurie, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi, Lt.

    Posted on 7/21/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/11/10 - by Robert Sage
    Robert is buried at Pearl Hill Cemetery in Carthage, MS. PH
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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.

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