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Corp Robert Winslow Belcher
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1945
Winthrop
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

H&S CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
2847: Unknown MOS Code

Location on The Wall - Panel 49E - Line 19

In the early morning hours of 11 April 1968, an H-34 helicopter of HMM-163 launched on a med-evac mission. The H-34 was escorted by two UH-1 gunship helicopters from VMO-6.

After picking up four wounded Marines from near Khe Sanh, the H-34 and its escorts proceeded toward Dong Ha. While enroute, a mid-air collision occurred between the H-34 and the lead UH-1 when the UH-1, which was in trail, came into contact with the H-34. Both aircraft crashed and burned near the abandoned refugee camp at Cam Lo. The casualties included:

Aboard the H-34 (BuNo 145804):
Capt Eugene R Gannon
2nd Lt John Parker Holden II
Cpl John Arleigh Nixon
Cpl Frederick Dunham Graten

Passengers:
HM Frank P Addice
Cpl Robert Winslow Belcher
Pfc Dennis R Davidson
Pfc Richard E Erwin
Pfc Charles R Finley

Aboard the UH-1E (BuNo 154968):
Capt Bruce F McMillan
1st Lt Ronald E Riede
Cpl Paul J Allen
LCpl Michael G DeMarco

 
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65700147
Corp Robert Winslow Belcher
Added by: Pennsylvania Lady
 
 
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