ROBERT L GARDNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LINLEY GARDNER

WALL NAME

ROBERT L GARDNER

PANEL / LINE

50W/35

DATE OF BIRTH

01/22/1927

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR I

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/30/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FINDLAY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hancock County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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LEFT FOR ROBERT LINLEY GARDNER
POSTED ON 4.18.2024

Ground Casualty

TSGT Robert L. Gardner served with the 366th Munitions Maintenance Squadron, 366th Combat Support Group, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. Beginning October 10, 1966, the 366th Munitions Maintenance Squadron was stationed at Da Nang Air Base in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The munitions men were the vital link between the crated ordnance and the bombs that hung on the wings of 366th Tactical Fighter aircraft. The 366th MM personnel handled ammunition from its storage, uncrating, transport to safe staging areas, to uploading on the fighters. The 20mm, .50 caliber, and 7.62 cannon shells were linked and fed into magazines by hand while the 250-lb.and 750-lb. bombs were moved by heavy cranes. Without the exacting work of MM staff, the pilots’ job could not be done. During the summer of 1968, Gardner went on sick call and was medically evacuated to the naval hospital ship USS Sanctuary (AH-17) anchored offshore Da Nang in the waters of the South China Sea. He was admitted for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to an alcohol use disorder with cirrhosis of the liver and delirium tremens. Despite the best efforts by medical staff at managing his illness, he expired July 30, 1968. Gardner, 41, was a 22-year military veteran. He left a wife and four children and a fifth child from a previous marriage. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 9.22.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 1.16.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

95

Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 1.22.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace TSGT. Gardner, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Tsgt Robert Gardner,
Thank you for your service with the 366th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. Happy Veterans' Day. 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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