BOBBY D SEAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

BOBBY DAREL SEAY

WALL NAME

BOBBY D SEAY

PANEL / LINE

6W/95

DATE OF BIRTH

02/20/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NIHN THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

WAUKEGAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SMS

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BOBBY DAREL SEAY
POSTED ON 3.11.2017
POSTED BY: Dan Caldwell

Served with Sgt. Bobby Seay

I served with Sgt. Seay in Germany at Spangdahlem AFB. We were in the 49th TFW assigned to the electrical shop and much of our work was with the F4 Phantom. I didn't know him very well, but I knew him to be a dedicated airman. Sometimes a group of us would meet up after work at the Rod & Gun Club on base for a beer.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SMS Bobby D. Seay

Final Mission of SMS Bobby D. Seay
On November 29, 1970, a USAF C-123K Provider (#54-0649), Flight Bookie 540, from the 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, was on a routine milk run (passenger) mission from Phan Rang to Cam Rahn Bay when it crashed into a mountain ridge 14 miles outside Cam Rahn Bay. The Provider crashed in poor weather, striking high ground at an altitude of 2700 feet in thick clouds. On board the aircraft were 44 people, consisting of 5 crewmen and 39 passengers. There were 32 U.S. military and 12 South Vietnamese. Two ARVN survivors were found five days later walking toward a road. The crash site was located after a week on December 5th by U.S. Army Rangers and South Vietnamese Rangers. They found two U.S. survivors, CAPT Vincent J. Fairbrother Jr. and SGT Gary Aldredge, who endured the week with no food or water. Thirty U.S. military plus ten ARVN troops were killed. The lost crew included pilot CAPT Cecil G. Moyer Jr., co-pilot 1LT James F. Saxby, and crewmen SSGT Grayson H. Newberry, SSGT Harry A. Watson, and CAPT Norbert A. Podhajsky. The U.S. passengers killed were SGT Jack R. Gibbs, TSGT Robert B. Johnson, SGT James E. Stubblefield, SMS Bobby D. Seay, SSGT James C. Starnes, 1LT Elmon C. Caudill III, 1LT Jon M. King, PVT Gary Anderson, A1C James B. Young, CWO Franklin D. Defenbaugh, SP4 Samuel A. Grayson III, SP4 Charles A. Johnson, SP4 Donald A. Slate, 1LT Charles L. Kollenberg, SGT Ronnie C. Teschendorf, SP4 George Beedy, SGT Billy J. Hogan Jr, SGT Raymond H. Gray, SGT Joseph C. Blackwell, PFC Joseph A. Jacques, PFC Arthur J. Menn, SP4 Ronald R. Greenhouse, SSGT Ralph S. Guck, CAPT William D. Kennedy III, and CAPT Robert J. Polniak. [Taken from c123sinsea.org, bswett.com]
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POSTED ON 11.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SMS Bobby Darel Seay, 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 12.19.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:
... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.30.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Bobby is buried at Willamette Nat Cem.
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