ROBERT L ZWERLEIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LOUIS ZWERLEIN

WALL NAME

ROBERT L ZWERLEIN

PANEL / LINE

24E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PORT WASHINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nassau County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

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POSTED ON 5.11.2022
POSTED BY: Kenneth V. Killmeyer

We Will Never Forget You!

Your Shipmate's of the USS FORRESTAL Association will Never Forget You!
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POSTED ON 9.15.2018

1967 USS Forrestal Fire

In June 1967, the USS Forrestal departed Norfolk, VA, for duty in waters off Vietnam. In the Gulf of Tonkin on July 29th, the Forrestal had been launching aircraft from her flight deck. For four days, the planes of Attack Carrier Air Wing 17 had flown about 150 missions against targets in North Vietnam from the ship. At about 10:50 AM (local time), during preparation for another strike, a Zuni rocket installed on an F-4 Phantom II misfired, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk parked on the port side. The rocket's force dislodged and ruptured the Skyhawk's 400-gallon external fuel tank. Fuel from the leaking tank caught fire, creating a conflagration that burned for hours, killing 134, injuring 161, destroying 21 aircraft and costing the Navy US$72 million. The lost crew and carrier air wing personnel included PR2 Marvin J. Adkins, SN Everett A. Allen, ATR3 Gary J. Ardeneaux, ADJ1 Toney A. Barnett, LT Dennis M. Barton, AMH2 Robert L. Bennett, AQF2 Mark R. Bishop, SN James L. Blaskis, AA William V. Brindle, AE3 Bobby J. Brown, AMS1 Jerry D. Byars, AE3 Francis Campeau, AQF3 Jack M. Carlan, AN Daniel G. Cavazos, SN Ray A. Chatelain, AN Richard D. Clendenen, SN William D. Collins, AN Robert B. Cotton, AMH2 James L. Crenshaw, AME2 Mario C. Crugnola Jr., AN Robert J. Davies, AO2 Thomas J. Dawson Jr., AE3 Jerold V. Despard, ADJ3 Edward R. Dorsey, ADJ3 Joseph G. Dugas, ADJ3 Paul A. Dupere, SN John S. Duplaga, SN Kenneth Dyke, AE1 Walter T. Eads, AO2 James A. Earick, ATN2 John T. Edwards, ABHC Gerald W. Farrier, FN Kenneth L. Fasth, AME1 John J. Fiedler, AN Russell L. Fike, ADJ1 Harold Fontenot, AN Johnnie L. Frazier, AN Gerald G. Fredrickson, AMS1 Herbert A. Frye, AN Ramon Garza, LT Robert E. Geller, ADJ3 Richard H. Gibson, AN Lawrence J. Gilbert, AMS3 William T. Gilroy, AMS3 Larry E. Grace, AE3 Russell A. Grazier, ATR3 Charles C. Gregory, SN William C. Hartgen, AN Robert L. Hasz, AN Richard A. Hatcher, AN William K. Hinckley Jr, DS2 Stephen L. Hock, AMH3 Larry D. Holley, AE2 Calvin D. Howison, AA Philip L. Hudson, AO3 Julius B. Hughes, WO Donald N. Hugo, AN Ralph W. Jacobs, ATR3 Donald W. Jedlicka, AN William B. Justin, AN Thomas M. Kane, AN Charles D. Kieser, AN Joseph Kosik III, AME3 Edward L. La Barr, SN Wade A. Lannom Jr., AN William Lee, EM2 Robert C. Leonberg, AN John T. Lilla, AQF3 Arnold E. H. Lohse, AN Charles E. Long, AZ2 William E. Lowe, AMH3 Kenneth W. Lozier, AQF3 James S. MacVickar Jr., AN Ralph E. Manning, AMH2 Earle E. McAuliffe, AN Brian D. McConahay, ADJ1 George C. McDonald, AO2 Frank C. McNelis Jr., AMH3 William V. McQuade, AN Alan R. Metz, AN George D. Miller, AN Edward A. Mindyas, PR3 Hubert H. Morgan Jr., AE3 Leroy Moser, AN James E. Neumeyer, AE3 Gary E. Newby, AA James E. Newkirk, FN Ronald R. Ogrinc, AN Thomas D. Ott II, AN Wayne H. Ott, AMHC Richard L. Owens, AMH3 Richard T. Pinta, AO2 Raymond N. Plesh, AN John C. Pody III, AMH2 Ernest E. Polston, AN Douglas A. Post, AE3 Robert M. Priviech, ATN3 John M. Pruner, ABH3 Robert A. Rhuda, AN Charles R. Rich, AMS3 Jerry P. Rodgers, AME2 Dale R. Ross, AN James M. Runnels, AN Harvey D. Scofield, AO2 Joseph C. Shartzer, AMH3 William J. Shields, ABH3 Richard M. Sietz, AN David W. Smith, SN Richard T. Smith, AMS2 John F. Snow, AQ1 John C. Spiess, SN Nelson Everett Spitler, AO3 Johnny W. Spivey, LCDR Gerry L. Stark, AN Walter E. Steele, ADJ2 Wendell W. Stewart, AA Robert A. Stickler, AN Kenneth D. Strain, ABH2 Robert Hatcher Swain, AN Delton E. Terry, YN3 Norman A. Thomas, AMH1 William F. Thompson, AE3 Richard J. Vallone, AN Robert J. Velasquez, AN Juan A. Velez, AN George E. Wall, AN Harold D. Watkins, AA Gregory L. Webb, AME3 Gerald A. Wehde, AQF3 Judson A. Wells Jr, ADJ3 Richard L. Wescott, AA Edward J. Wessels, LCDR Fred D. White, AN Kerry D. Wisdom, and AN Robert L. Zwerlein. [Taken from various web sources]
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POSTED ON 6.19.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Airman Robert Louis Zwerlein, Served with Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46), Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17), USS Forrestal, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
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POSTED ON 10.15.2015
POSTED BY: paul masi

home town hero

Honoring my high school classmate. To you Robert and both of your parents who were at Eisenhower Park back in 2005 for the unveiling of the Vietnam Monument. Playing little league baseball with the Knowles boys and everytime we won the coach would take us to tastyfreeze. Will never forget that and the service of 58,300 men and women on the wall including 128 Marines and corpsmen of my unit 7th engineers battalion in country at the time of the tragic fire on the USS Forestall. always say hello to you on the wall on both Memorial and Veterans Day. God Bless and give us all encouragement to came home to continue the battle to help all who served.
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POSTED ON 11.1.2014
POSTED BY: JOHN HENDRON GM 2/C

LOOKING FOR A LT ZWERLEIN WHO SERVED IN WW2 ON CRASH BOAT,

I AM THE LONE 90 YEAR OLD SURVIVOR FROM THE CREW OF THE CRASH BOAT MUGGS THAT SERVED IN WW 2,
ORIDGINAL SKIPPER OF THE BOAT WAS DOANALD A. BEAN THEN LT ZWERLEIN REPLACED HIM IN JUNE OF 1945,
IF YOU ARE AWARE OF WHO THIS OFFICER WAS I SURE WOULD APPRECIATE IT,
JOHN HENDRON GM 2/C
[email protected] all lower case,
508--872--5904
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