Robert Allan AterPrivate First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 35TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
27 September 1944 - 17 August 1970
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The database page for Robert Allan Ater
After all these many, many years Robert (Bob) is still missed by his family and friends. Bob didn't complain when he was drafted - he said he was honored to serve his country.
Bob was a tall lanky guy, 6'4", who always had a smile and was liked and loved by all who had the opportunity to know him. I'm sure if he had survived the war he would have been successful at whatever he would have choosen as his profession.
Bob has been honored on the "Wall" in Washington, his home towns of Canton and Massillon, Ohio, also his high school Jackson Memorial High School has honored him and the other three graduates lost in the Viet Nam war.
Bob, you have made all of us who knew you proud!!
From his brother,
I was just about to turn 14 years old when my older brother Bob was killed in Vietnam. Today, I am nearing 50 years on this earth, and my brother is still vivid in my memories. Tears are flowing as I write this.
If I could talk to him one more time, these are the things I would say:
My brother's life was short, but I know he lived it to the fullest. You could tell by the sparkle in his eyes and the love in his heart.
You are missed, my dear brother. Until we meet again, your loving sister.
Diane Ater Mancini
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Six men died in the crash of UH-1H hull number 67-17587:
Photo and obituary text courtesy of the 35th Infantry Assn
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John W. Ater
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 19 Jun 2006
Last updated 07/01/2006