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LCpl Robert Michael Cheek

LCpl Robert Michael Cheek

Birth
Lagrange County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Oct 1968 (aged 20)
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 47618665 · View Source
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Lance Corporal Robert Michael Cheek, U.S. Marine Corps
Wolcottville, Ind.
October 17, 1968
20 Years Old
A Helicopter Crewman shot down in Quang Tri Province, South Viet Nam

Marine Corps - LCPL - E3
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jun 21, 1948
From: WOLCOTTVILLE, IN
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Married

LCPL - E3 - Marine Corps - Regular

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on May 1, 1968
Casualty was on Oct 17, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered

Panel 41W - Line 68

"17 October 1968. On a medevac mission in mountainous terrain, the CH-46 Med-evac aircraft went inadvertently IFR and crashed. The wreckage was not located until the following day due to weather."

CH-46D BuNo 154794 crashed on a ridgeline about 12 kilometers southeast of Ca Lu. The six men who died were

HMM-161, MAG-39
Joseph L Powell
James N Sweet
John R Ferrazzano
Robert M Cheek
William D Frantz

H&MS-39, MAG-39
Dayne Y Scott

"He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother." Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!


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  • Created by: SixDogTeam
  • Added: 5 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47618665
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Robert Michael Cheek (21 Jun 1948–17 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47618665, citing Flint Cemetery, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by SixDogTeam (contributor 46950943) .