Robert Lee WomackStaff Sergeant
HMM-364, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
18 January 1930 - 11 October 1965
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The database page for Robert Lee Womack
13 Jul 2003
On 11 October 1965, a UH-34 from HMM-364 was conducting a "road-runner" courier mission when crewman Robert Womack was hit by a random shot. The aircraft was near Ky Ha and immediately diverted toward the nearest medical facility but Staff Sergeant Womack, a veteran of 18 years' service, died enroute.
Robert Womack, and the other Purple Foxes who served in Vietnam, are remembered by the women who waited at home, whether wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, or friends. Those women, the
continue to support today's Purple Foxes of HMM-364 as they serve our country.
A memorial initiated by the
and his brothers in HMM-364.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe Marine Air Group 36 Command Chronology for October 1965 contains the following entry for 11 Oct:
"Eleven (11) HMM-364 aircraft departed KY HA for an ARVN strike/troop lift out of QUANG NGAI, however, the mission was aborted due to weather. As the flight wa 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."
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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