Robert Warren Alverson, JrSpecialist Four
H&HS CO, 326TH MEDICAL BN, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
17 February 1949 - 02 October 1970
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The database page for Robert Warren Alverson, Jr
It is a great honor to post this memorial to a neighbor, a school classmate, and a outstanding serviceman whose dedication and sacrifice were testimony and a credit to the finest ideals of Vidor School, and the community of Vidor, Texas. Your life was far too short but you had an impact, and it will show generations to come that you helped to guarantee our freedom, that for every drop of blood shed, countless tears flowed. We all sadly miss you, and appreciate and will never forget your unselfish sacrifice.
He gave everything that he could for us.
God Bless Him.
From a "home-towner",
Robert was a relative of mine and I miss him very much.
To Rob and his surviving family,
I so often think of the young man who died in my place in Vietnam.
He was very talented and such a nice young man! I have had much good happen to me since Vietnam and I owe Rob for dying on the medevac chopper in my place.
From a fellow soldier,
A Note from The Virtual WallAt about 0110 on 2 October 1970 the 326th Medical Battalion received a request for an urgent medevac. Weather conditions appeared to be acceptable and a UH-1H (tail number 68-15249) was launched from Camp Eagle at 0125. The pilot intended to parallel Highway 1 to the pick-up site. About 8 miles south of Phu Bai the UH-1 encountered reduced ceilings and visibility, which forced him to fly lower and slower. While at an altitude of 200 feet and an airspeed of 40 knots the aircraft entered IFR conditions, losing sight of the ground. The pilot radioed Dustoff Control of his situation and his intention to return to base and entered a left turn. While in the turn the aircraft struck water in the northern reaches of the Cau Hai Bay, broke apart, and sank. The copilot and gunner were able to escape the sinking UH-1, but three men died in the accident:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Oct 2002
Last updated 05/31/2008