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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Robert L. Berry, SSgt., USAFDecember 03, 1938 – July 23, 1966
Staff Sergeant Robert L. Berry. Sergeant Berry dies in Thailand. He is assigned to the 38th ARRS at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand as a Pararescueman on the HH-3E “Jolly Green Giant” helicopter squadron. Shortly after his arrival. The unit’s mission takes it into the remote mountainous regions of Laos, where it stages out of a highly classified CIA-controlled site, and performs rescues deep into North Vietnam and enemy-held Laos. Living conditions are primitive, rudimentary at best. It is believed Bob contracts Black Water Fever while serving at one such site.
Sergeant Berry is buried in the Willamette National Cemetery, Section S. Site 2039, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, OR. 97086