ROBERT L WESTFALL
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEE WESTFALL

WALL NAME

ROBERT L WESTFALL

PANEL / LINE

1E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

06/22/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1962

HOME OF RECORD

MEADVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crawford County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

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LEFT FOR ROBERT LEE WESTFALL
POSTED ON 6.8.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.25.2017
POSTED BY: Louis Shaup

A Final Salute

A1C Westfall,

A day doesn't go by that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I was assigned to MAAG-VN when 8 of you were KIA 2/11/62. The two army personnel, Lt. Walling and Sp4 Merrihew were some of my best friends. I stood on the tarmac at Bien Hoa Air Base with others at a memorial service paying our respects as 8 flag draped caskets were lined up. It haunts me to this day.
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POSTED ON 8.4.2015

Final Mission of A1C Robert L. Westfall

On Sunday, February 11, 1962, a Douglas SC-47A aircraft (# 15732) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force was on a propaganda leaflet dropping flight over South Vietnam when it crashed in the mountains near Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft’s proposed flight path was from Saigon to Da Nang to drop propaganda leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint U.S./Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site to recover the remains of the eight U.S. servicemen who were aboard the aircraft. They included six USAF personnel: CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr., CAPT Joseph M. Fahey Jr., 1LT Jack D. Le Tourneau, 1LT Stanley G. Hartson, TSGT Floyd M. Frazier, and A1C Robert L. Westfall; two U.S. Army personnel: 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr., and SP4 Glen F. Merrihew; and 2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel. [Taken from aviation-safety.net and togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 10.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear A1C Robert Lee Westfall, 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 10.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County,PA.
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