Remains returned 05/95

Name: Robert Cyril Williams
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O4
Date of Birth: 01 August 1929
Home City of Record: McLeansboro IL
Date of Loss: 01 July 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 174344 North   1055643 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A1E
Other Personnel in Incident: unknown

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 and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.


July 2, 1995
By Linda Rush
The Southern Illinoisan

                        McLeansboro MIA laid to rest

As a brisk breeze ruffled the hay in an adjacent field and snapped at the
array of  flags, four military jets approached the cemetery  in McLeansboro.
When they were directly over the cemetery, three jets continued on course; one
climbed straight heavenward until it soared out of sight and only the faint
sound of the engine was heard.

The symbolic flyover was a fitting farewell for Maj. Robert C. Williams of
McLeansboro, whose remains were laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of 2,700
- 29 years to the day after his A-1E Skyraider was shot down over Vietnam......