Robert Malcolm Elliot
High School Diploma: Unknown College Name: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Degree Major: Liberal Arts Degree Year:
Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 14 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 9/8/48 SSS Registrant Description: 6' 2"/185 pounds/black hair/brown eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 4/4/51 Entry Mode: Commission Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Air Force Military Component: Reserve Rank: Colonel Rank Abbrev: COL Pay Grade: O5 MOS: 1115E MOS Title: Pilot Awards Received: Combat Readiness Medal; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Posthumous Promotion: Yes Length Of Service: 16 years when MIA
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 2/14/68 Major Command: 7th Air Force Sub Command 1: 388th Tactical Fighter Wing [note: the 388th TFW was assigned to 13th Air Force, but attached to 7th Air Force at this time] Sub Command 2: 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron Base Location: Korat RTAFB, Thailand Vehicle/Equipment Type: F-105D Thunderchief Vehicle/Equipment S/N: 60-0418
Army Campaign Number: 6th Army Campaign Name: Tet Counteroffensive
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 2/14/68 Casualty Time: 1545 Casualty Age: 39 Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died While Missing Casualty Data 2: Fixed Wing Pilot Casualty Data 3: Air Loss-Crash On Land Casualty Province: Ha Tay Province Casualty Country: North Vietnam Casualty Grid Coordinates: WH 988 945 Body: Not Recovered MIA Remains Returned: 4/6/88 MIA Remains Identified: 12/13/99
Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Burial Plot Location: Section 66, Grave 5652
Burial Date: April 21, 2000
Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 16th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 39E Line Number: 31
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