ROBERT F REX
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

ROBERT F REX

WALL NAME

ROBERT F REX

PANEL / LINE

30W/95

DATE OF BIRTH

11/28/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ODEBOLT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sac County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 2.7.2021
POSTED BY: KR

MIA Capt. Robert F. Rex., USAFA 1963 - - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2020

The Department of Defense conducted ceremonies at the Pentagon and at Hickam AFB on Friday, 18 September 2020 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,586 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Director (Maj. Gen, USAFR, ret) Kelly McKeague of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) also recorded a separate video message to Gold Star MIA families. Additionally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) produced a “virtual” event on 18 Sep. Since the 2019 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 1 Vietnam War MIA. Capt. Robert F. Rex., USAFA Class of 1963, is one of those 1,586 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 7* graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1963 who is still MIA. His 6 other USAFA Class of 1963 MIAs (rank & name) are: (1) Capt. Park Bunker; (2) Maj. Robert Gilchrist; (3) Capt. Clarence Hemmel; (4) Capt. Wayne Newberry; (5) Capt. Joseph Pirruccello; (6) Maj. Frank Ralston; and (7) Capt. Robert Rex. There are 41 USAFA graduates still MIA in SEA from the Vietnam War. These USAFA MIAs account for 27% of the 151 graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Pentagon ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766486/defense-officials-recognize-prisoners-war-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to the DoD/DVIDS video for the Hickam AFB ceremony:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/766491/admiral-commemorates-prisoners-war-and-missing-service-members-ceremony

This is the link to DPAA Director McKeague’s video statement:
https://vimeo.com/454474340

This is the link to the VVMF virtual remembrance: https://www.vvmf.org/POWMIA-2020/

* From the entry on 21 Oct 2019 for the 2019 ceremony, this is an increase of 2, USAFA 1963 MIAs.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2019
POSTED BY: KR

Captain Robert Rex - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019

The Department of Defense conducted a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, 20 September 2019 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,587 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Since the 2018 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 7 Vietnam War MIAs. Captain Robert F. Rex., USAFA Class of 1963, is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 5 graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs class of 1963 who is still MIA. The other 4 USAFA Class of 1963 MIAs (rank & name) are: (1) Capt. Clarence Hemmel ; (2) Capt. Wayne Newberry;(3) Capt. Joseph Pirruccello; & (4) Maj. Frank Ralston.

This is the link to the DoD story about the ceremony:

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1967474/prisoners-of-war-missing-in-action-remembered-at-pentagon-ceremony/

This is the link to the C-Span video of the ceremony:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?464524-1/pentagon-hosts-national-powmia-recognition-day-ceremony
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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: kr

Capt Robert F. Rex - - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of Captain Robert F. Rex, USAFA Class of 1963, is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000BTRnEAO

As of the latest DPAA update (22 February 2019) Captain Rex is one of 1,589 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Of the USAFA's 151 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, he is one of 42 USAFA graduates still MIA.

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/2019_stats/Statistics%20as%20of%20February%2022,%202019.pdf
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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Capt Robert F. Rex - - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA Captain Robert F. Rex, USAFA Class of 1963, has his name chiseled into one of the "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link:

https://www.abmc.gov/node/512052#.WOlXV4WcHIU

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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA Capt Robert F. Rex - - USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall

Information about MIA Captain Robert F. Rex, USAFA Class of 1963, from the U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni Website is at this link:

http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=48

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