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Sgt Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura
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Birth: May 26, 1939
Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1968, Vietnam

Staff Sergeant Robert Kiyoshi Kawamua was assigned to the U.S. Air Force 14th Air Commando Squadron at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam.

On February 14, 1968, USAF AC-47D "Spooky" gunship S/N 43-49859 departed Phan Rang Air Base on a close air support mission. The aircraft was shot down just five miles south of the air base, killing all eight of the aircrew on board:

Lt. Colonel Karl Merritt Waldron, Jr., Minneapolis, MN

Captain Edward Beeding Quill Jr, San Francisco, CA

Captain Thomas Joseph Margle, New Philadelphia, PA

Staff Sergeant Warren Mitchell Dixon, Catlettsburg, KY

Staff Sergeant Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura, Santa Clara, CA

Staff Sergeant Roger Gail Lee, Hinton OK

Sergeant James Harvey Bennett, Jr. , Cynthiana, KY

Sergeant Brent John Tosh, Cocoa, FL
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Staff Sergeant Kawamura's name appears on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Washington, D.C., at Panel 39E - Row 49.
 
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: W, 404
 
Maintained by: Robbie
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3780588
Sgt Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura
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Sgt Robert Kiyoshi Kawamura
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