Doss, Robert W. (KIA)

Robert William Doss, Airman First Class, USAF (KIA)
June 29, 1937 – April 27, 1965

BIRTH  29 Jun 1937
DEATH  27 Apr 1965 (aged 27)
Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
PLOT  Section E Site 793
MEMORIAL ID 8857991 · View Source

Airman First Class Robert Doss was a firefighter and rescueman with PARC Det 4. On 27 April 1965, at 1605 hours, an A-1 Skyraider of the RVNAF 23rd Tactical Wing, fully fueled and laden with Mk 82 500-pound bombs, crashed during take-off.

A1C Doss and his crew responded immediately. As the rescue crew approached the burning aircraft to rescue the pilot, the ordinance on the aircraft exploded. A1C Doss was struck in the chest by a fragment from the exploding aircraft and was killed.

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