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Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons in Vietnam



651011   HMM-364     Vietnam

Incident Date 651011 HMM-364 UH-34D 149378+ Hostile Fire

[CREW]
Womack, Robert Lee SSgt Crew HMM-364 MAG-36 651010 (vvm 02E:119)


WOMACK ROBERT LEE : 1073365 : USMC : SSGT : E6 : 3071 : 35 : SHREVEPORT : LA : 19651011: hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Ngai : 18: 19300118: Cauc: Protestant/married : 02E: 119


MAG-36 Command Chronology - October 1965:
11 October 1965 - Eleven HMM-364 aircraft departed Ky Ha for an ARVN strike/troop lift out of Quang Ngai. The mission was aborted due to weather. As the flight was returning to Ky Ha, the lead aircraft was hit by ground fire at the southern extremity of the TAOR, in the vicinity of BS610990. One round struck and killed SSgt Womack, who was riding as Loadmaster in the troop compartment. This was the first casualty sustained by the squadron since deployment overseas on 10 August 1965.

Comment on Incident:
Road-runner (courier) mission hit by random shot in H-34 while airborne near KyHa died enroute to med

SSgt Robert Lee Womack:


Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin


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