ROBERT J ENGEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOSEPH ENGEN

WALL NAME

ROBERT J ENGEN

PANEL / LINE

5W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

04/03/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1971

HOME OF RECORD

STOCKTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Joaquin County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JOSEPH ENGEN
POSTED ON 4.3.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Robert Joseph Engen, Served with the 507th Transportation Detachment, C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 70th birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

SP4 Robert J. Engen was repatriated on April 11, 1991, and identified on October 30, 1991 (Coffelt Database).

Welcome Home.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.8.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Robert Engen,
Thank you for your service as an Attack AH-1 Helicopter Repairer. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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 6.4.2016

A Fallen Condor

Robert was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is http://www.aircav-condors.org/ .
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POSTED ON 7.15.2015

Final Mission of SP4 Robert J. Engen

LAM SON 719 was a large offensive operation against NVA communications lines in Laos. The operation called for ARVN troops to drive west from Khe Sanh, cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, seize Tchpone and return to Vietnam. The ARVN would provide and command the ground forces, while U.S. Army and Air Force would furnish aviation airlift and supporting firepower. The 101st Airborne Division commanded all U.S. Army aviation units in direct support of the operation. Most of the first part of the operation, which began January 30, 1971, was called Operation DEWEY CANYON II, and was conducted by U.S. ground forces in Vietnam. On February 8, 1971, early into the operation, a U.S. Army OH-6A helicopter was shot down about 8 miles east of Tchpone. This aircraft, flown by pilot WO1 Gregory S. Crandall, was crewed by scout/observer SP4 Robert J. Engen and crew chief SGT Walter E. Lewellen. They were conducting an aerial reconnaissance mission when Crandall radioed that he was under heavy enemy fire. As he maneuvered to evade the fire, the aircraft was seen to crash and catch on fire. There was one major and six secondary explosions. About March 7, an ARVN unit spotted the wreckage, but was unable to reach it to thoroughly investigate. It was never learned for certain that the crew perished. Losses were heavy in Lam Son 719. The ARVN lost almost 50% of their force. U.S. aviation units lost 168 helicopters; another 618 were damaged. Fifty-five air crewmen were killed, 178 wounded, and 34 missing in action during the entire operation, lasting until April 6, 1971. In the early 1990’s, remains were returned to the U.S. that the government claimed were from the lost crewmen. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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