To the familyPosted on 12/21/15 - by Jodi Montgomery Just4jodim@gmail.comFinding this website brought me to tears ~ Lt Col Pietch has held a place in my heart and prayers since I began wearing his MIA bracelet decades ago. My father was a navy combat pilot during the Vietnam War and i can appreciate the sacrifice Robert and his family made simply choosing to serve in the first place. There are no words to sufficiently express the debt of gratitude we all owe Robert and his family for the ultimate sacrifice he was called to make for the peace of our nation. Humbly...MORE
Maj Robert pietschPosted on 11/7/15 - by Lbroadford@aol.comI also wore Maj Pietsch's bracelet for several years. I came across it today so I looked up his name. Glad to read there was finally closure for his family.MORE
Braclet 1968Posted on 5/22/15 - by Linda Lee Whelan-Floyd firstname.lastname@example.orgI have a bracelet on Major Robert Pietsch dated 5-1-68. I have kept it all these years. I tried finding out about him for years. I wore the bracelet for years in hopes of hearing about his status. I looked him up today because I am passing on the bracelet to my granddaughter Larkin Whelan Reilly for her 16th birthday. As I am 67, I want to give things away to people that have a great feeling for the past and have an appreciation for their country. It was good to read about him. What a fine man.MORE
Robert's braceletPosted on 2/10/15 - by Melanie Moore email@example.comMy name is Melanie originally from Edison, NJ. In 1970 (I believe) I was a teenager with 2 brothers of draft age. I bought and proudly wore for years Robert's POW/MIA bracelet. I tried for many years to find your family to give you the bracelet. In the 90's I contacted the Veteran's Administration in hopes they would return it to your family. Over the years I have visited the memorial and never forgot his name or sacrifice. I always looked for a way to find out more about Robert. Today I found this site and see that he was returned home. I hope your family is at peace.MORE
Thank You Family of Major Robert PietschPosted on 10/9/14I had a POW-MIA bracelet when i was in school. I recently found it during a clean up at my parents home. I've thought about him often thru the years. My dad is a purple heart recipient from the Korean War, so we are a patriotic family. Thank You so much for the service of Major Robert Pietsch.MORE
Thank you familyPosted on 9/12/14I am so thankful for your response email to my rememberance posted on 2/12/14. I appreciate the closure and will continue to treasure my POW bracelet always. My family will always be forever grateful for the sacrifices Robert and others like him have made for all of us. God Bless.MORE
PietschPosted on 6/20/14I have the same last name, but I'm from Minnesota. Not sure if there's any relation. Nevertheless, I'm honored to share my name with such a brave and patriotic man. God bless.MORE
I have his POW braceletPosted on 2/12/14I bought a pow bracelet when I was a young kid. I still have it and would love to send it to his family if they want it. I remember as a child looking to see if he ever came home. Now as an adult and the Internet I see he did not. Contact me firstname.lastname@example.orgMORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/30/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LTC Robert Edward Pietsch, sirMORE
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
ID 2013Posted on 10/1/13 - by TFID 2013MORE
Will be buried Oct 5, 2013 Broomall PA
On Oct 16, 2013 remains of both men will be buried Arlington National Cemetery Arlington VA
NOT FORGOTTENPosted on 9/9/13 - by JERRY SANDWISCH OHIO VIETNAM VET 1969-70MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS!!!!
He is a HERO!Posted on 3/11/12 - by Tammy Jameson DeLaCruz firstname.lastname@example.orgI am overwhelmed with emotion as I write this. I too wore his MIA bracelet. In the early 70's I was able to send his wife a letter and she wrote me back. I beleive she told me he had five children. I am looking for the letter. I want them to know that I have never quit thinking of him or them.MORE
PhotoPosted on 1/26/11 MORE
You are not ForgottenPosted on 8/23/07 - by Jim Sawmiller email@example.comYou have made the Ultimate Sacrifice. If any Family members, or Friends of Roberts reads this. I am looking for a picture of him. To put on our Ohio POW- MIA VN Memorial Wall, plus our web site. www.chainedeagles.com You are in our Prayers. God bless you, and your Family.MORE
Not ForgottenPosted on 2/21/03 - by Candace LokeyI have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.MORE
We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
Thank You LTCOL PIETSCHPosted on 1/28/03 - by Donald LytleAs a fellow Buckeye, I would like to say THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE, SIR. Your continuous vigilant and faithful service to this great country of ours, shall never be forgotten, as your spirit is alive--and strong! Again, THANK YOU LTCOL PIETSCH.MORE
MAYBE ONE DAY SOON....UNTIL THEN....HEAVENLY PEACE MY FRIEND
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FLIGHT OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MOREPosted on 6/6/02 - by CLAY MARSTON
ROBERT EDWARD PIETSCH
LOUIS FULDA GUILLERMIN
were flying an A26A aircraft over Laos when their plane was downed
in Savannakhet Province, Laos.
Their last known location was about 10 miles east of the city of
Ban Muong Sen.
The A26A was originally designated as the B-26, then following
World War 2, given back its original classification as an attack aircraft.
Later on, after some redesigning for counterinsurgency warfare and
changes in armament, the aircraft was redesignated as the A26A
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE
If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. Robert Edward PIETSCH, USAF...who died so that freedom and justice may live!!!!!!!....HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Posted on 3/27/02If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
My hope is that you are still alive somewhere, and safe. Thank you for all you did for us, AmericansPosted on 9/19/01 - by Terry HjelmstadLike the others, I wore your POW bracelet during the early 70's. I did try to research information about you on the Vietnam Veterans' web page. I wanted to know if you had a wife or children, and I would have liked to have sent them the POW bracelet with your name. I will continue to pray for your safety, and hope that one day you will return home, or that your family receives conclusive evidence that you are no longer living. God Bless You.MORE
Grand Forks, ND
I CARRIED HIS NAME IM MY HEARTPosted on 3/18/01 - by JENNIFER SPRINGSTEENAFTER WEARING HIS BRACELET FOR YEARS IN THE 70'S, I WAS ASKED YESTERDAY TO REMEMBER HIS NAME. I KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY. TODAY I SEARCHED FOR THE BRACELET AND PUT IT ON. I STILL CARRY HIS NAME IN MY HEART.MORE
Robert Pietsch Not ForgottenPosted on 5/30/00 - by Diane SingleterryI visited the Vietnam Memorial for the first time over Memorial Day weekend, 2000. I was reminded that I still possess a POW bracelet with this name on it. I was with a large tour group which would not allow me to search the wall, but decided to try on line. I am saddened to learn that Mr Pietsch is still reported as missing in action.MORE
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.