ROBERT J WILLIAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMS

WALL NAME

ROBERT J WILLIAMS

PANEL / LINE

1W/24

DATE OF BIRTH

09/17/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/11/1972

HOME OF RECORD

DALEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dale County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMS
POSTED ON 5.11.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 2.4.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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POSTED ON 4.2.2003
POSTED BY: Karen

Remembered

I've "adopted" capt. Robert Williams (and his co-pilot capt. Rodney Strobridge) through OJC. If his family and friends don't see this as an invasion of their privacy, I would love to hear from them, to learn a little more about him than what it says in the last incident report. And also to hear what, if anything, I could do for them.
Eventhough I have never met capt. Williams, since I received his name from OJC he has been, and will continue to be, a part of my life.
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POSTED ON 2.23.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 2.18.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

- IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE FINE YOUNG ARMY PILOTS - WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

MAJOR

ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMS

and

MAJOR

RODNEY LYNN STROBRIDGE


BATTERY ' F '
79TH ARTILLERY BATTALION
1ST CAVALRY DIVISION


ON MAY 11, 1972

THESE TWO ARMY PILOTS WERE FLYING IN AN

AH1G HELICOPTER (TAIL # 69-15009), AS WINGMAN

IN A FLIGHT OF THREE LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT ALLIED

FORCES AT AN LOC, BINH LONG PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM.

WHILE PULLING OFF THE TARGET THE AIRCRAFT WAS

HIT BY ENEMY GROUND FIRE. SOMETHING HAD HIT NEAR

THE TAILBOOM, AND IT WAS SEVERED FROM THE FUSELAGE.

THE AIRCRAFT WENT INTO A FLAT SPIN AND CRASHED.

LATER IT WAS BELIEVED THAT A SAM MISSILE HAD

HIT THE HELICOPTER BECAUSE OF THE IMMEDIATE

SEPARATION OF THE TAILBOOM.

CAPTAIN WILLIAMS LAST RADIO TRANSMISSION WAS,

"Oh, my god !"

NO FURTHER RADIO CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THEM. NO ONE

SAW THE HELICOPTER HIT THE GROUND AND BOTH OF

THESE FINE PILOTS WERE THOUGHT TO HAVE DIED IN THE

CRASH OF THEIR HELICOPTER.

IN 1998 THE NAME OF MAJOR STROBRIDGE FIGURED

PROMINENTLY IN THE NEWS WHEN IT WAS DECIDED TO

INVESTIGATE THE VIETNAM UNKNOWN SOLDIER AT THE

TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

HOWEVER, IT WAS LATER REVEALED THAT IT WOULD BE

POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON WHO HAD BEEN

RESTING THERE SINCE 1984 AND THE IDENTITY TURNED

OUT TO BE A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OFFICER,

1ST LIEUTENANT MICHAEL JOSEPH BLASSIE.



YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE


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