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Robin R Yeakley - Class Of 1966 VIEW PROFILE

Robin R Yeakley

Cause of Death: Helicopter Crash in Vietnam
Classmate City: South Bend
Classmate State: IN
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Army
Survived By: Mother Pauline Yeakley and a sister and brother.

Name: Robin Ray Yeakley
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army
Date of Birth: 24 July 1948
Home City of Record: South Bend IN
Date of Loss: 11 June 1972
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162326N 1072407E (YD565135)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: OH6A

South Bend Vietnam soldier finally laid to rest


Three soldiers from the Vietnam War, including one from South Bend, were finally laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday.

Specialist Robin Yeakley, from South Bend; Captain Arnold Holm Jr, of Connecticut; and Private First Class Wayne Bibbs of Chicago were buried as a group in a single casket.


The Department of Defense recently identified their remains. The men were on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam when their helicopter exploded and crashed, then exploded again on impact.


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