ROBERT P ACHER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

ROBERT PAUL ACHER JR

WALL NAME

ROBERT P ACHER JR

PANEL / LINE

18W/18

DATE OF BIRTH

07/01/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GREENSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Decatur County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT PAUL ACHER JR
POSTED ON 9.27.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana

Indiana Hero

Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
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Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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POSTED ON 11.26.2016

Final Mission of CAPT Robert P. Acher

On September 1, 1969, while on a night patrol, a "Spooky" AC-47D (#43-49021) gunship from 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force, out of Bien Hoa Air Base was directed to assist friendly troops who were under attack from enemy forces about 20 miles east of Bien Hoa. The gunship arrived at the scene and rendered support by flares and from its three 7.62 mini-guns firing down on the enemy. While engaging the enemy in the target area, their gunship was struck along the starboard side by enemy fire. They crashed into a mountain in Long Khanh Province while attempting recovery at Bien Hoa Air Base, RVN. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot CAPT Robert P. Acher, navigator CAPT James S. Pitches, co-pilot 1LT Roy C. Williams Jr, flight engineers MSGT Harry H. Wecker and TSGT Albert C. McBride, gunners TSGT William W. Alley and SSGT Fred W. Smith, and loadmaster TSGT Lester M. Cavallin. This was the last AC-47 USAF Spooky gunship lost in South East Asia during the war. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and ac47-gunships.com]
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POSTED ON 7.5.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN ACHER,

We are still celebrating our nation's birthday. In this time of celebration, it is important to remember those who gave their all for this nation.

Thank you for your service, and REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Robert Paul Acher Jr., Served with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Robert Paul Acher Jr, 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
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