Robert Lanoue Baldwin

United States Air Force
17 March 1933 - 31 March 1967
Tomah, WI
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UH-1 Huey

Air Force Cross

USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Lanoue Baldwin

On 31 March 1967, a UH-1F Huey (tail number 65-07932) of the 20th Special Operations Squadron was tasked for an ammunition resupply mission for a Special Operations reconnaissance team. While in a low hover, delivering the munitions via hoist, the helicopter was hit by 12.7 mm rounds. Major Baldwin, then commanding "E" Flight, was killed and the copilot was wounded by the gunfire. The Huey crashed, but the surviving crewmen escaped further injury and were rescued by the SOG team.

From the VHPA database.

Major Baldwin was the first fatality for the Green Hornets. He had previously served with the 606th ACS in Thailand on a TDY basis and was considered a very good Huey pilot.

Robert Lanoue Baldwin
was buried on 07 April 1967 in Plot I-24,
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery,
Point Loma, San Diego County, California,
among other men of courage and integrity.

A memorial initiated by another Green Hornet,
Robert Hall 
15 Apr 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)