ROBERT A YANKOSKI
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

ROBERT ALLEN YANKOSKI

WALL NAME

ROBERT A YANKOSKI

PANEL / LINE

1W/83

DATE OF BIRTH

12/21/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/24/1972

HOME OF RECORD

MINNEAPOLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT ALLEN YANKOSKI
POSTED ON 12.15.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

70

Never forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 12.19.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 69th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 10.14.2017

Casualty at Sea

On October 24, 1972, the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) was conducting flight operations in the Gulf of Tonkin. At 7:50 PM, a U.S. Navy Grumman A-6A Intruder from Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) was returning to the Midway following a single-plane “seeding mission” in North Vietnam. As the Intruder landed aboard the carrier, a landing gear failure caused the aircraft to swerve sharply right into Navy personnel and other aircraft parked on the bow flight deck. The wayward aircraft came to a rest among the parked airplanes and burst into flames. There were mass casualties as a result of the crash. Fatally injured in the incident were AO2 Clayton M. Blankenship, AMSAN Daniel P. Cherry, AN Robert W. Haakenson Jr., and AA Robert A. Yankoski. LTJG Michael S. Bixel, the bombardier/navigator aboard the Intruder, either ejected himself or his seat fired during the crash landing, sending him over the side of the ship. An immediate air and surface search was started with three vessels and one helicopter to recover LTJG Bixel. No distress signals were heard, nor was he sighted at any time during the search. It was believed that Bixel did not pull free from his ejection seat and went down with the seat since no survival equipment (flotation gear, strobe light, pyrotechnic flares, or signal pistol) were detected. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 2.26.2016
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Sunset Memorial Park,Minneapolis,MN.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Robert.
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