CW2 Robert E. Delateur was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/23/1985 at the age of 37.6 from A/C accident
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Flight Class 68-23
Date of Birth 06/19/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 132 ASHC in 69-70
This information was provided by Rick Hawley, Bill McRae, SSN search

More detail on this person: I knew Bob Delateur from college (Central Wash State) AFROTC. I ended up in the Navy in the P-3 Orion and had 2 WESTPAC deployments in VP-22. Bob went back to school after his Army service, got a degree and went into the Navy as a pilot. He was declared dead after going missing in a Navy A3 (B-66) attached to Fleet Air Recon Sqn One VQ-1. I saw his name "in memory of..." in the VQ-1 Officers Wardroom at NAS Whidbey Island, WA. The A-3 went down 23 Jan 1985 apprx 125 nm NW of Agana, Guam. Bodies not recovered, cause unknown. The Sqn XO verified who he was.

Bob was first/last/always an aviator. I didn't know him well. Sending this along FYI.

From: Rick Hawley, CDR USNR (ret)

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