ROBERT H KING
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HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 33 OF THE WALL

ROBERT HENRY KING

WALL NAME

ROBERT H KING

PANEL / LINE

35E/33

DATE OF BIRTH

02/12/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/25/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TUSCUMBIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Colbert County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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LEFT FOR ROBERT HENRY KING
POSTED ON 4.29.2021
POSTED BY: herbert korte

Trained and served together

Bob and I met at Ft. Wolters in 1966 as we went through training. Because we always lined up for everything by alphabet order- King then Korte. We bonded and our wives became buddies for the 10 months or so until we graduated. We were both sent to Vietnam and went home on leave. In early November 1967, I arrived at Dong Ba Thin, Vietnam and discovered that Bob was already there and we were again together in the same unit! We were in 2 different platoons but saw each other daily.
We ate breakfast together on January 25 and by mid-morning he was killed along with two others. It was one of the worst days in my life. I lived with his memory ever since with sadness and regret.
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POSTED ON 12.23.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Robert King, Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. I researched you on the 52nd anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Christmas is in 2 days, Merry Christmas. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.30.2016
POSTED BY: Bob Garcia

Error in post

I am sorry to report that Jack Sutphen was not rescued that day and was KIA along with the other three.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Robert Henry King, 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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POSTED ON 2.28.2013

Final Mission of 1LT Robert H. King

The aircraft was from the 117th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam). It was shot down by a .51 caliber. Three crewmen were lost in this incident: pilots WO1 John J. Foden and 1LT Robert H. King, and crew chief SP4 Jack P. Cotterell. The gunner, SGT Jack B. Sutphen, survived and was rescued. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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