WO1 Robert W. Elliott was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/16/2019 at the age of 78.6
Richmond, TX
Flight Class 67-17
Date of Birth 03/15/1941
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 3 RRU in 62-63, 7 RRU in 63, 117 AHC in 67-68
Call signs in Vietnam BEACHBUM 17, WARLORD 17
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - obit

More detail on this person: Robert Wayne Elliott, 78, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Robert was born on March 15, 1941 in Gause, Texas. Robert was a gifted athlete and graduated from Thorndale High School in 1959. He attended Temple Jr. College on a basketball scholarship and was selected to the All-conference team in 1960. He joined the U.S. Army for his assignment in Vietnam in 1962. He was subsequently assigned to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Paris, France. He was an accomplished helicopter pilot and was awarded the Air Medal with 36 oak leaf clusters and Distinguished Flying Cross . Upon completion of his military duties, he entered Texas A&M University and graduated with a BBA in Business Management. He entered Graduate School and in June 1975 and went to work for BorTunCo and was assigned to their project on the Alyeska Pipeline Project on the North Slope of Alaska. In 1978, he returned to the Houston office of BorTunCo where he became President in 1982. BorTunCo designed and developed a massive rock trencher the "ROC SAW," which was used extensively for pipeline projects in the Middle East. Robert traveled throughout Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, U.A.E, Lebanon, and Egypt. While in Egypt, Robert, being a member of the International Contractors Division of the Associated General Contractors was asked by President Reagan to join a White House mission to Lebanon to assess damage to the infrastructure of Beirut, Lebanon after the civil war. Robert resigned from BorTunCo in June of 1988 and acquired a Subway food franchise in Georgetown, Texas, owning four franchises in Georgetown, Round Rock, and Taylor. Robert was also a charter member of Church on the Rock in Georgetown. He is preceded in death by his father William M. Elliott and his mother, Lucinda Elliott.

Burial information: Greenwood Community Cemetery, Greenwood, TX

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