ROBERT W ARMENIO
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WILLIAM ARMENIO

WALL NAME

ROBERT W ARMENIO

PANEL / LINE

20W/53

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT WILLIAM ARMENIO
POSTED ON 10.27.2021
POSTED BY: RICHARD STEVENS SR.

HONOR

My mom, Mary Stevens spoke about her first cousin with pride.
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POSTED ON 4.16.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country sir. Your 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses attest o your bravery. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.8.2019
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Service.

Our nation owes a debt to it's fallen heroes that we can never fully repay! From a fellow Queens native and vet; Semper Fi!
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POSTED ON 11.4.2018
POSTED BY: Richard Armenio

my older brother Bob

Even though it's been almost 50 years, it's still difficult sometimes to realize that my own family has never met you. I look at your medal case with its flag and remember the ceremonies we attended on your behalf. You're still here!
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POSTED ON 7.27.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (3rd Award)

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Battalion: Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364)
Division: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Robert William Armenio (MCSN: 0-101559), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while serving as a Pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR (HMM-364), Marine Aircraft Group Sixteen, First Marine Aircraft Wing in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 27 July 1969, First Lieutenant Armenio launched as Aircraft Commander of a CH-46 transport helicopter assigned an emergency medical and prisoner evacuation mission near An Hoa in Quang Nam Province. Unhesitatingly commencing his approach, he skillfully landed in the obstacle-studded zone and steadfastly remained in his vulnerable position until the casualties were embarked. Displaying superb airmanship, he then executed a takeoff, however, before clearing the area, the transport came under a heavy volume of hostile fire, sustained extensive damage, and crashed, mortally wounding all aboard. First Lieutenant Armenio's courage, superior aeronautical ability and unwavering devotion to duty inspired all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
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