Robert Newton Brumet

United States Air Force
22 October 1927 - 09 April 1964
New Plymouth, ID
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Robert N Brumet


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

The database page for Robert Newton Brumet

25 Dec 2001

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)

Woodbury Brumet
09 Mar 2003

My name is Debbie Mills, my maiden though is Debbie Brumet. Robert N. Brumet is my uncle. I'm very proud of him, and my father who served in the Navy; he died Oct 3,1973. They both fought and served bravely for their country and family. I'm very proud of them both.

Debbie Mills-Brumet
P.O. Box 1372, Ontario, Oregon 97914

Notes from The Virtual Wall

The T-28 TROJAN was developed and used as a Navy and Air Force advanced trainer, entering service in 1949, and it eventually became the first counter-insurgency aircraft used in Southeast Asia. Although production ended in 1957, in 1962 the Air Force began a program to modify more than 200 T-28As as T-28D "NOMAD" tactical fighter-bombers. In both the trainer and armed versions, the aircraft served with the USAF and the air forces of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos as well as a number of other air forces around the world.

On 24 March 1964 Captain Edwin G. Shank and an unknown VNAF observer died when their T-28D (serial 53-8362) lost a wing during a dive bombing run near Soc Trang. Two weeks later T-28D serial 53-8361 lost both wings during a strafing run, killing Captain Robert N. Brumet and his VNAF observer. It was apparent that the older T-28Ds were being overstressed during use in a combat role and the five remaining T-28Ds that had been flying in combat for several years were withdrawn. The newer T-28Ds were placed under flight restrictions that reduced their operational capability but eliminated the wing fatigue problem and the aircraft went on to prove itself to be an effective, durable, and easy-to-maintain close air support aircraft.

Norm Crocker's T-28 site has additional information, much of it first-hand, on the T-28's service in Southeast Asia.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who remembers,
Woodbury Brumet 
25 Dec 2001

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