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is honored on Panel 41W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lance Corporal Robert Michael Cheek, Served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161), Marine Aircraft Group 39 (MAG-39), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Thanks

    Posted on 11/11/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Lcpl Robert Cheek,
    Thank you for your service as an Aircraft CNE/WEAPONS/DECM Systems Technician. It is Veterans' Day. Thank you for your service. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • To a not too distant cousin

    Posted on 9/7/15 - by Thomas E Loughlin Jr , son of Harriet Earle Cheek
    Did not know you personally, but you have the same name as my uncle in Knoxville, Tn and his son. Thank you for your sacrifice. My mama, Harriet Earle Cheek was born in Seneca Papa, Henry D Cheek in Athens Ga.
    Rest in peace.
    Tom Loughlin Jr, Utica NY
  • Final Mission of LCPL Robert M. Cheek

    Posted on 4/19/15 - by
    On October 17, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154794) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) was reported missing. The helicopter was located the next morning, having crashed on the side of a mountain, killing all six persons on board. The aircraft was believed to have hit a ridgeline hidden by the clouds. A separate report states it was shot down coming out of Con Tien in the DMZ on a MEDEVAC flight and crashed into a mountain. The squadron lost pilot CAPT Joseph L. Powell Jr., aircraft commander 1LT James N. Sweet, gunner CPL John R. Ferrazzano, crewman LCPL William D. Frantz and crew chief LCPL Robert M. Cheek. [Taken from and]
  • Correction of grave site

    Posted on 10/19/14 - by Wally Stevens
    Mike is buried in Flint, Steuben County, Indiana. Not Flint, MI. I have visited his grave. He is not forgotten.
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