|Birth: ||May 26, 1939|
Santa Clara County
|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
Staff Sergeant Kawamura's name appears on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Washington, D.C., at Panel 39E - Row 49.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Plot: W, 404
Maintained by: Rob
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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