HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 103 OF THE WALL

ROBERT P MAYER

WALL NAME

ROBERT P MAYER

PANEL / LINE

18W/103

DATE OF BIRTH

08/30/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FOREST HILLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT P MAYER
POSTED ON 6.29.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 5.31.2023
POSTED BY: DORI S KOHLBERG

NEVER FORGOTTEN

We grew-up together in Forest Hills, NY.
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POSTED ON 1.23.2022

Final Mission of WO1 Robert P. Mayer

During the period of July 1 - October 31, 1969, the 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, conducted combat operations in Long An Province, RVN, and the border areas of the three adjacent provinces; Hau Nghia, Gia Dinh, and Dinh Thuong. The brigade participated in Operation Toan Thang (“Complete Victory”) Phase III. The mission objective was to aggressively seek out the enemy to prevent his employment of men and equipment. The brigade was involved in combat during every day (123 total) of the period. On September 17th, the 3rd Brigade suffered the loss of its commander, COL Dale J. Crittenberger, when his Command-and-Control UH-1H helicopter collided with an AH-1G Cobra gunship while monitoring a unit from 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, in contact with the enemy. Company A, 5/60, was conducting air mobile operations in the Plain of Reeds, an area of 2500 square miles across several provinces which served as a base for Viet Cong forces. The troop lift was provided by aircraft from B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry. Immediately upon landing, the Americans came under heavy fire from a large Viet Cong force in well entrenched positions. The contact was supported by artillery and three hunter-killer teams consisting of one AH-1G Cobra attack helicopter and one OH-6A “Loach” light observation helicopter from B/3-17 Cavalry. The collision occurred when an AH-1G in the hunter-killer team was covering an OH-6A at tree top level over the contact area. The Cobra was orbiting at an altitude of approximately 800 feet south of the target area when it began a dive for a rocket run. Crittenberger’s Command-and-Control aircraft was using approximately the same orbit pattern as the AH-1G, only much lower. As it came inside the orbit of the Cobra, it began climbing, striking the attack helicopter in the underneath left side with his main rotor blade. A total of twelve U.S. were killed in the accident. The lost UH-1H crew included aircraft commander WO1 Robert P. Mayer, pilot 1LT Richard A. Snowdon, crew chief SP5 William A. Fitch, and gunner SP5 Gary L. Haught. The passengers were Crittenberger, LTC Leo P. Sikorski, MAJ David R. Mackey, MAJ William T. McNair, MAJ Dana W. Mitchell, and CPT Donald W. Dietz. The crew of the AH-1G were aircraft commander AC WO1 Gary J. Davis and co-pilot WO1 Theodore V. Skiles. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and “Lessons Learned, (Headquarters, 3d Brigade,) 9th Infantry Division, period ending 31 Oct 1969” at dtic.mil]
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POSTED ON 7.19.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear WO Robert Mayer, Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. 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 8.30.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Warrant Officer Robert P. Mayer, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division.
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