ROBERT A DALTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

ROBERT ALAN DALTON

WALL NAME

ROBERT A DALTON

PANEL / LINE

29W/97

DATE OF BIRTH

03/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PARMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuyahoga County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT ALAN DALTON
POSTED ON 11.19.2018
POSTED BY: Gary Counihan, 61st AHC

Thank you Bob

I’m alive today because Bob took my place as a crew ember that fateful night. It was just supposed to be a routine night gunship scramble in support of a unit needing help,but it ended in disaster.

I would appreciate any family members, or someone knowing family members, contacting me.

Thank you Robert A Dalton, I owe my life to you.
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POSTED ON 3.26.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Robert Dalton,
Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander, Helicopter Pilot. Your birthday was this month. Happy Birthday. Easter is coming up. Happy Easter. 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.
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POSTED ON 3.21.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Latimer

Never Forgotten....

Uncle Robert, I was 6 years old the last time I saw you. I was waving goodbye as you boarded the plane on your way to Vietnam, I still remember it to this day! I have never forgotten...you died serving your country, your family and your friends 48 years ago today.

We all love you and miss you,
Tom Latimer
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POSTED ON 2.6.2015

Final Mission of 1LT Robert A. Dalton

A UH-1C helicopter (serial number 66-15130) was scheduled as an alert aircraft for the night of March 21, 1969. The aircraft had been located at the Craptable (helipad) and readied for the mission. At approximately 1900 hours a scramble was called. Helicopter 130 was the second of two aircraft that made up a Light Fire team. The mission was to support elements of the 173rd Airborne Brigade that had come in contact with enemy elements. After starting the aircraft and preparing the aircraft for take-off, the lead ship called 130 and asked if they were up. The crew replied by radio transmission that there would be a delay as the transmission oil pressure was reading zero and they could not get the light off, and that they were going to have to get it checked. No maintenance personnel were called to the aircraft or notified of the conditions. Approximately two minutes later 130 hovered into take-off position. After calling the tower for instructions, the lead ship departed. The second aircraft, 130, departed behind the lead ship. After take-off, 130 flew for approximately 30 seconds before crashing. Witnesses stated that they heard what seemed to be an engine over-rev, and then a whooshing sound as the main rotor blade and mast separated from the aircraft. Some witnesses stated that the aircraft blew up in flight. It is believed by the inquiry board that they saw tail end exhaust of the aircraft as it was flying south going away from the witnesses. The aircraft impacted approximately one quarter mile from the helipad. The appearance of the wreckage indicated that the aircraft skids scraped a dike and that it was in a nose low attitude, leaning on its right side when it hit. It also appeared to have burst into flames upon impact. The main rotor blades and a portion of the mast were found approximately 300 meters east of the aircraft. The crew lost in this incident included the pilots CAPT Richard C. Benicewicz and 1LT Robert A. Dalton, crew chief SP5 Rene A. Santos, and gunner SP4 Dale L. Stock. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 3.21.2014
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD CTY.OHIO NAM VET 1969-70 ARMY 173rd ABN BDE 173rd ENGR CO

NOT FORGOTTEN

THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!! REST IN PEACE ROBERT. :(
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