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Maj Robert Milvoy Horsky

Maj Robert Milvoy Horsky

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 11 Dec 1965 (aged 38)
Phu Yen, Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 46, Site 690-16
Memorial ID 92763055 · View Source
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa native.

Enlisted in the Army Air Forces on June 17, 1945 in Jefferson Barracks, MO. Service #17-117386. Completed Army flight training at Hurlbert Air Field, FL during the Second World War and earned his wings.

Transferred to the newly established Air Force. Served as a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber pilot for the Strategic Air Command between 1962 and 1964.

Deployed to Vietnam with the 309th Air Commando Squadron, 315th Air Commando Group, Thirteenth Air Force, stationed at Pleiku Air Base. Served as a Fairchild C-123 Provider military transport pilot. Killed during a "Mule Train' operation to Tuy Hoa Air Base when his C-123B #56-4376 crashed after it struck the tree tops along a ridge line.

Posthumously awarded the Air Medal. Cenotaph placed in Czech National Cemetery, IA.

Crew's remains were recovered by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in June 1974. Repatriated on June 16, 1974 and identified on February 27, 1979.

Group burial with his crew members:
Capt George Parker McKnight
SSgt Donald David Stewart
SSgt Mercedes Perez Salinas

Family Members

Gravesite Details Interred on Jun. 22, 1979




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Robert Milvoy Horsky (7 Jan 1927–11 Dec 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92763055, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Janet (contributor 47865936) .