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STEPHEN MICHAEL VUGA

  • Wall Name:STEPHEN M VUGA
  • Date of Birth:5/5/1947
  • Date of Casualty:12/26/1967
  • Home of Record:PITTSBURGH
  • County of Record:ALLEGHENY COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:32E, 65
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

CARL EDWARD ABNER

  • Wall Name:CARL E ABNER
  • Date of Birth:9/24/1947
  • Date of Casualty:12/27/1967
  • Home of Record:CAMPBELL
  • County of Record:SANTA CLARA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:32E, 66
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

ROBERT EDWIN WOODS


is honored on Panel 32E, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • The picture tells it all.

    Posted on 4/29/15 - by Tom Twitty
    Just sent a Military Pic. of Robert (Buch) Wood for the world to see.
    So many young men paid the ultimate price we need to be able to see then as they were. Buch was a Boca Ciega HS grad in 1962 and a CWO in the Army.
    You may also see his Wall Information at www.combatvets.net/asp/biopage.asp?ID=49772
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Robert Edwin Woods, 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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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/15/12
    'Firefly' missions involved a UH-1 equipped with an infrared visible searchlight. The missions, obviously flown at night, usually included a command helo, a gunship, and the Firefly aircraft. The Firefly aircraft moved along at low altitude, using the IR searchlight to locate targets. When the gunship gained position, the Firefly crew would turn on the visible light and literally light up the target to be attacked. The primary drawback to Firefly was the need to operate at low altitudes and speeds at night, something which leaves very little room for error. On 26 Dec 1967 a Firefly UH-1D (tail number 65-09948) from the 334TH AHC departed Bien Hoa Airbase on a mission somewhere in Bien Hoa Province. While the specific location is not known, what happened is: the Huey's engine failed at low altitude, the aircraft crashed and exploded, and five men died: Aircrew, 334TH AHC CW2 Joseph Thaxter Clark, aircraft commander WO1 Robert Edwin Woods, co-pilot SP4 Raymond Spencer Adams, gunner SP4 Gerald Loyd Rowen II, crew chief Observer, 525th MI Group MAJ Willie T. Brickhouse, Eastville, VA
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/26/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Robert is buried at Royal Palm Cemetery in St Petersburg, FL. AM/16 OLC
  • We all remember class of 1962 Boca Ceiga

    Posted on 5/27/07 - by Tom Twitty editor@CombatVets.net
    Robert (Buch) Woods was a great guy and assumed nothing and took advantage of no one. I will always wonder what happened in that chopper that made it crash while serving in Vietnam.
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