Cassell, Robin Bern, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 131X, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Service Years
1964 - 1967
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ventura, CA
Last Address
Ft Huachuca,AZ

Casualty Date
Jul 15, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 074 / Section MA, plot 95 (cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
VA-152 MavricksUSS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1967-1967, 131X, VA-152 Mavricks
  1967-1967, 131X, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1967 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
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United States Naval Academy
  1960-1964, United States Naval Academy1
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  Jul 14, 2012, General Photos2
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Last Known Activity
Lieutenant Junior Grade Robin B. Cassell was a Navy pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 152 onboard the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY. On July 15, 1967 he launched in his A1H Skyraider aircraft as the flight leader of a section of A1H's on a daytime armed coastal reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam.

During the mission, Cassell's aircraft was seen to be hit by automatic weapons fire during an attack on water craft near Cua Dai, North Vietnam. (This is in the approximate region of the city of Thanh Hoa.) Cassell radioed, "I'm hit" and shortly thereafter crashed into the sea and exploded on impact. No parachute was seen, and search and rescue efforts turned up negative results.
   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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