Robert Wayne Sherman - 1st Sgt.
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Arrived in unit: June 1968 1st Sgt.
Departed unit: June 1969 - 1st Sgt.
Duties in unit: P1st Sgt.
Other Assignments: Basic, 1951, Scofield barracks. Korea , 1951, Chosin Reservoir, L Company, 34th Infantry Regiment. Ft Rucker, 1957, AC mechanic, 0H-13, CH-34/36, L-19/20. Vietnam , 1964-65 (first tour), platoon sergeant/crew chief on B model Huey's at Tan Son Nhut. Vertol factory, 1965, trained on CH47s. , 1968-69 (2nd tour), 1SGT, 68th AHC. Ft Rucker, 1969, 1SGT of units including Airfield Company, 61st WOC., 1957-62, Karlsruhe . Fort Rucker , 1962, Department of Maintenance Training, TI at Hanchey field.
Training: see above
DOS Army: Retired 1stSgt. April 30, 1971
Current Residence: Lineville, AL
Occupation: Diesel mechanic, body & fender shop in the 70s. Off shore diesel mechanic on a derrick barge, 70s and early 80s. A&P license in the 1980s at Embry Riddle; taught AC maintenance to Saudi Arabia National Guard; crew chief for CH-46 fire fighting for 5 years. Workstation controller with the Battle Command Training Program for 7 years conducting simulation exercises at Ft Leavenworth, KS. Hanchey Field, Ft Rucker, 1998 to 2005, TI on Apache Long Bows. Permanent retirement in 2005.
wife Lucille (ex PFC, Woman's Army Corps), sons Michael (Citadel, 1976),
USAF), Patrick (West Point, 1979; retired COL, Aviation Branch,
received wings at
, 1980 from General Carl McNair, 145th AVN
Battalion Commander, 1968-69) Five grand children, 6 great-grand
Remarks: From son Michael: My dad often recounted that his second tour inwas the toughest combat tour he served due to the Tet Offensive while at . He remarked that some of the troops he had as shotgun riders were as much trouble as the VC.
Deceased: Nov 14, 2007,at age 74. Interred at , section 28, grave 3469.
Email: Deceased 2007 last update Jan. 2008