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.


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.