Robert Eugene St Peter

Army of the United States
21 July 1933 - 29 January 1966
Gilman, Illinois
Panel 04E Line 115


Army Aviator

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

The database page for Robert Eugene St Peter

24 Sep 2004

My Dear Friend,
You were the first officer I worked for after being commissioned. I have such wonderful members of the hours you worked with me to help me grow. Our friendship remained close even though we went on different assignments until we were reunited in the 1st Cav. Last year I had the chance to talk to your sister and an old girl friend of yours from Germany. Neither of them really knew what happened that terrible day and I was able to give a first hand account of your love for flying and your bravery in the final moments of your life. I talked to Ralph Moffett yesterday, another of your many friends. God bless my friend, you are missed and loved.

From a friend,
Ken Weitzel
5 Marsh Creek Road, Amelia Fl 32034

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men died when UH-1D tail number 63-08750 was shot down on 29 Jan 1966:
  • C Co, 227th Ahb, 1 Cav Div, USARV
    • MAJ Robert E. St Peter, Gilman, IL, pilot
    • CWO Clifford C. Johnson, Fairfax, OK, copilot

  • A Co, 4th Avn Bn, 1 Cav Div, USARV
    • SP5 Melvin J. Stockdale, Moorhead, MN, crew chief
    • SP4 Bob C. Hunt, Tucson, AZ, gunner
Passenger SP4 R. Harris was the only survivor of the crash.

A Company, 4th Aviation Battalion, was organic to the 4th Infantry Division but deployed with the 1st Cavalry Division in order to fill gaps in the 1st Cav's aviation structure. A/4th Avn returned to 4th ID control in April 1966.

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