SAAVEDRA, ROBERT Name: Robert Saavedra Rank/Branch: Commander/USN Unit: Kittyhawk Date of Birth: 01 August 1934 Home City of Record: Nogales AZ Loss Date: 28 April 1968 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 181000N 1055300E Status (in 1973): Missing In Action Category: 2 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: A4E, # 151070 Other Personnel In Incident: none known Refno: 1148 Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Remarks: SYNOPSIS: Commander Robert Saavedra was stationed aboard the Kittyhawk on his tour of duty in Vietnam. On April 28, 1968, he flew a mission into North Vietnam on an A4E aircraft and failed to return. His last kown location was about 50 miles southeast of the city of Vinh in Ha Tinh Province. No information has been received since that time on Robert Saavedra. Nearly 2500 Americans did not return from the war in Vietnam. Thousands of reports have been received indicating that some hundreds remain alive in captivity. Whether Saavedra is alive is not known. What is certain, however, is that Vietnam and her communist allies can tell us what happened to most of our men. Robert was married with 3 children. His wife has since remarried.