ABBOTT, ROBERT ARCHIE

Name: Robert Archie Abbott
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O2
Unit: 354 TFS
Date of Birth: 01 April 1942
Home City of Record: Deckerville MI
Date of Loss:30 April 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 212000 North  1045300 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0661

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

ROBERT A. ABBOTT
Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: April 30, 1967
Released: March 4, 1973
         
                    OUR TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
                              
It is a privilege to have worked and served along with such great men as those
found in the pages of this historic book. We and our families have suffered
much, but the greatest pride and honor we have, was that our country and
millions of people did not forget our plight. Our tribute goes so highly to
those who have worked for so many long and tiring years to help secure our
release and to determine a known status of our MlAs. It is a great tribute to
our society to have such people with such strong feelings of national pride,
concern, and a spirit of our National Heritage. I am most humbled to be able
to associate with and know such fine people.
         
Since my release, I have traveled to Florida, Dallas, Texas, and to the
Presidential Reception at Washington, D.C. I have had many speaking
engagements, a wonderful fishing trip in the northern area of the Great Lakes.
         
I am presently flying T-38s at Randolph AFB, Texas, and will PCS to Langley
AFB for two years of T-39 flying. Upon completion in the fall of 1975 I will
attend Armed Force Staff College and then proceed to AFIT to receive my
Masters Degree. I am looking forward to many long years in the service
associating with a great organization and a great people.
Robert Abbott retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He
resides in Michigan.

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