Cordova, Robert James, FA Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Fireman Apprentice
Last Primary Designator/NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Last Duty Station
1967-1968, USS Valley Forge (LPH-8)
Service Years
1965 - 1968
BT-Boiler Technician

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1947
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Boystown, NE
Last Address
Boystown, NE

Casualty Date
Jan 27, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Vietnam War*
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 045

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Conflict  :   Vietnam War*
Start Year
1960
End Year
1975
Description
Vietnam War
   
Participation
From Year
1960
To Year
1975
 
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At the time of Fireman Apprentice Cordova's loss, USS VALLEY FORGE was on station off Dong Hoi, SVN, where she provided necessary resupply and MedEvac support for Allied troops operating against communist forces. Operation "Badger Catch" commenced on 23 January 1968 and extended through 18 February, with VALLEY FORGE operating off the Cua Viet River, south of the DMZ.


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