Rodney L StrobridgeMajor
F BTY, 79TH ARA RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
22 May 1941 - 15 May 1978
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Rodney Lynn Strobridge
Your ultimate sacrifice will remain honored as long as a Strobridge remains on the face of this earth . You may be gone but surely not forgotten . My Uncle and your father passed away on November 07, 2002, and will not be forgotten as his Spirit (Life Force) is with yours!
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!!
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 11 May 1972, then-Captains Rodney Lynn Strobridge, F/79th ARA, and Robert John Williams, HHC/229th Avn Bn, crewed an AH-1G helicopter (tail number 68-15009), one in a flight of three providing air support to South Vietnamese Army forces heavily engaged by hostile units in the siege of An Loc, Binh Long Province. Their helicopter was hit in the tail boom, possibly by an SA-7 hand-held surface to air missile, and the boom was immediately severed. The Cobra went into a flat spin and crashed but no one saw the actual crash. Heavy anti-aircraft fire precluded a search of the crash site area. Both airmen were declared missing in action.
The Secretary of the Army approved a Presumptive Finding of Death for Strobridge on 15 May 1978. His remains have not been recovered.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009