ROBERT J PANEK SR
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 76 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOSEPH SR PANEK

WALL NAME

ROBERT J PANEK SR

PANEL / LINE

14W/76

DATE OF BIRTH

06/10/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/28/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JOSEPH SR PANEK
POSTED ON 11.23.2017
POSTED BY: Michael keenum

Vivid Memory

I was the crew chief that launched this man and his pilot on this their last mission. Haunts me to this day. At the time I had no idea he too was from Chicago. Empty feeling
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POSTED ON 5.17.2017

Always in my thoughts

I have Major Panek's bracelet as well since high school. I am wearing it as we speak. I am proud to wear it and honor his memory every year at this time. My future husband was also destined to be an Air Force veteran, joining three years after we married in 1986. I am grateful every day for the service of our military. So very proud to be an American! Thank you all for your service.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2017

Always thinking of you.

I have been wearing Roberts bracelet since the early 70's. I have only taken it off once for a surgery. I always take time to thank a vet for the service that they gave so we ├žan have our freedom I wish I could have know him. He is always in my thoughts.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2017
POSTED BY: Gail L Kincer

Memory of a bracelet

I had a bracelet in the 70's with this name on it. Just saw a post about Wall of Faces and decided to look at it. I remember the name Robert Panek Sr from my bracelet and decided to search. I find a picture and of a bracelet like mine I had. Finally I have a face and makes it more personal to me now. I thank his family for his service, God bless him and all others who gave their lives for us.
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POSTED ON 8.3.2015
POSTED BY: Ann Marie McIntire

Remembering you from our neighborhood where you lived

I grew up in St Ferdinand's catholic parish in Chicago, where Robt Panek, his wife and children also lived. When he went missing, I was only 11,, but always had a whole in my heart. Our family never forgot you. We prayed for your return, and I dreamt of decorating our street for your welcome home. Recently, I tracked down a bracelet with Capt. Panek's name. It was worn by a woman in North Carolina for decades and she wants to return it to the family. Let me know how to do that, as I no longer live in Chicago.
Sincerely yours, and with everlasting gratitude to Vietnam vets,

Ann Marie McIntire
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