ROBERT L BANKS
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEE BANKS

WALL NAME

ROBERT L BANKS

PANEL / LINE

10E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

02/22/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/27/1966

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR ROBERT LEE BANKS
POSTED ON 7.10.2022
POSTED BY: Elaine Leone masciantonio

Missing you

I still miss you very much. I know I will see you again. God bless
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POSTED ON 9.23.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your brother (?) Richard is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever...
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POSTED ON 11.9.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR WARRANT OFFICER BANKS,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY & LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR HELICOPTER PILOT. WATCH OVER AMERICA. IT STILL NEEDS YOUR GRACE. VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING AND- SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE
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POSTED ON 8.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Robert Lee Banks, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.10.2012

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00496

WO1 Robert L. Banks (KIA) was pilot and CW2 William D. Perkins Jr. (KIA) was aircraft commander. Other crew members included SSG Randall D. Howell (KIA) and SP4 Everett P. Runnells (KIA). The aircraft had been doing troop insertions and doing gunship cover. CW2 Perkins was 3 to 4 days from DROS and swapped gunships with Will Hingston and left a rubber plantation outside of Tay Ninh and was enroute to Saigon for DROS paperwork when tail boom came off. CW2 Perkins was Hingston's mentor and good friend. WO1 Banks was Hingston's classmate. (Information from Will Hingston) The aircraft lost its tail boom and went in. The aircraft hit flat. Bill the crew chief and gunner were in the aircraft as Bob got out and away. Bob returned to help the others. While there the aircraft exploded killing all four. The accident investigation board said that a rocket pod came loose and hit the tail boom. Information from Paul W. Beverung. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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