ROBERT M GENDRON
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HONORED ON PANEL 27W, LINE 80 OF THE WALL

ROBERT MICHAEL GENDRON

WALL NAME

ROBERT M GENDRON

PANEL / LINE

27W/80

DATE OF BIRTH

12/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COSTA MESA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT MICHAEL GENDRON
POSTED ON 8.19.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 11.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sgt Robert Gendron,
Thank you for your service as an Electrician. Happy Thanksgiving. 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 11.20.2017

Final Mission of SGT Robert M. Gendron

On April 14, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 153361), YK-5, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM 364), was on an emergency medevac mission in Quang Nam Province (I Corps), RVN, when it was shot down and crashed into heavy trees. Four Marine personnel were killed in the crash. The mission was on the south side of "Charlie Ridge." There wasn't a suitable landing zone to recover the wounded Marines, so a hoist extraction was underway when intense hostile fire erupted. Enemy rounds caused a dual hydraulic boost failure. The pilot activated the explosive device to shear the hoist cable and attempted to autorotate to the valley below. The mountain's topography dropped off steeply and the helicopter fell, hitting nose-up, like a motorboat plowing through the trees. The aircraft exploded on impact. Three crewmen were killed in the crash, pilot 1LT Michael K. Nickerson, right gunner SGT Robert M. Gendron, and corpsman HM2 William L. Sperb. A passenger, photographer LCPL John E. Banister, also died. The co-pilot, crew chief, and the left gunner survived. Elements of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, made a grueling four-kilometer trek to recover bodies and weapons the following day. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 7.13.2014
POSTED BY: s.Gendron

My heroes..

I, S.Gendron,from Mtl,Canada,went to pay tribute to " The Wall " in your great US Capitol,saw your names,and prayed for your " Ultimate Sacrefice "...
May all who served,Past and Present soldiers, May God Protect,guide and enlightened you....

Pvt Recruit Gendron , Artillery, Canadian Forces .
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POSTED ON 4.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Robert Michael Gendron, 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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