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Russell Lindsey Robbins

Name Russell Lindsey Robbins
Rank/Grade 1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Age 25
Marital Status Married
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Apr 7, 1942
From Ft Worth, Texas
Length of Service {Service}
Tour Began Mar 10, 1967
Casualty Date May 2, 1967
Hostile/Non-Hostile   Non-Hostile, died missing
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Church Of Christ

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 19E - - Line 18
Russell Lindsey Robbins

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Ron Seabolt
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2002 8:35 AM UTC
Comments:Russell Robbins was the commander of the 94th Signal Detachment, our avionics section. Russell was flying as a door gunner on a 2nd platoon aircraft on a mission south of Chu Lai. A low level engine failure resulted in a crash. Lt. Robbins had either failed to buckle in or had unbuckled his seat belt. He was thrown out of the aircraft upon impact and died as he was struck by the rotor blade. The other three crewmen were unharmed. To see this aircraft, go to our home page, click on pictures, then click on R.J. Williams photos. This was aircraft 715. RIP!

Posted by:Stacy Dianne Robbins Vernon
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003 11:04 PM UTC
Comments:I love you Daddy. I long to kiss your cheek and hold your hand. I never met you but know that you are always with me. You have two beautiful grandchildren Lindsey Hope and Cameron Michael. See you in heaven.

Posted by:Jerry C, Porter
Date:Saturday, August 6, 2011 8:56 PM UTC
Relationship:Served together
From:Point Texas
Comments:I was paralized on may 2 1967 in a chopper crash over Chu Lai and have no memory of the crash, I had heard that a gunner was lost in the crash but was unsure. I was a infantryman on the chopper with 8 others i think, I tried to confirm a purple heart that General Walt from the USMC gave me on the ship Repose but was told a crash was not hostile action, I got the metal but no award was filled.

I thank all the chopper pilots and gunners who kept us save and pulled us out when we were hurt

Thank You

PFC Jerry C, Porter
US Arny (medical Retired)


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