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  • Sgt Robert O Natarte

    I am researching for futher informaton on Sgt Natarte. He is listed as a member of H&S Company/ 3rd Service Bn/ 3rd Marine Division ( later the name was changed to FLSG-A/ FLC) as a KIA on 2-15-1966.listed as non hostitle. helicopter crash on land, body recovered.
    I am trying to find out more on this crash, but his name is not listed on this site.
    ROBERT ORTOGERO NATARTE


    SGT - E5 - Marine Corps - Reserve

    Length of service 12 years
    Casualty was on Feb 15, 1966
    In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
    NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
    AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
    Body was recovered

    Panel 05E - Line 38

    My only thought is maybe he was on a helicopter of another Service, not a Marine one. Any help appreciated. Semper Fi
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    Robert O. Natarte

    Hi there.
    I googled the name Robert O. Natarte. What is the purpose of your interest in him? He was my father.

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      Robert Natarte

      I was in the same unit with him, but not at the same time. Iam researching all those who were lost from our unit, and if any others may have been lost with Robert on that chopper. www.mikefishbaugh.homestead.com

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        Re: Sgt Robert O Natarte

        I also am interested in any details surrounding his death. Records show he was with H&S Co, 3rd Svc Bn, FLSG-Alpha as a 7141 Air Deliveryman.

        Cause is listed as Accidental, Helo-related (non-crew), but there is no mention of the incident in the logs.

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        • #5
          Re: Sgt Robert O Natarte

          There were no recorded accidents to USMC helicopters on that date.

          There is a mention of an un-named pax KIA in an incident involving an Army UH-1D, serial 64-13542 on that date. The crew of the helicopter are recorded as

          AC 04 Bobay, CJ
          P WI Edwards, LJ
          CE E4 Wilkie, GT
          G E3 Agner, KE

          One pax is named as E5 LF Cox, but the pax KIA isn't named.
          The accident case number is 0D837, perhaps the Army Aviation Safety Center could help out on more details.

          Hope that helps a little.

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          • #6
            Re: Sgt Robert O Natarte

            Been several yrs since I made the post. There were 10 Service Members KIA that date but only one other, listed as air loss, non crew. Dont have a providence or grid location. not much to go one at this time. May be a case of the copter going down and only 2 were lost, with some survivors??? I may try to research futher as time permits, getting death records and his record book from St Louis, under the Freedom of Information Act.


            LADD ROBERT CONDY


            SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
            1st Cav Division (AMBL)

            Length of service 1 years
            His tour began on Aug 16, 1965
            Casualty was on Feb 15, 1966
            In , SOUTH VIETNAM
            Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
            AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
            Body was recovered

            Panel 05E - Line 37

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            • #7
              SP4 Ladd Robert CONDY

              RE: SP4 Ladd Robert Condy, C Btry, 2nd Bn, 20th Arty, 1st CAV DIV (AM), Vietnam
              Longmont, CO


              From his DD 1300 - REPORT OF CASUALTY

              Casualty Status - non-battle
              Died on 15 February 1966 in Vietnam as result of wound to hip. He was dismounting from UH-1D helicopter when one rocket from the helicopter fired and hit him.


              Commenced tour in Vietnam 16 August 1965
              Alan H. Barbour, Historian
              USMC Combat Helicopter Assoc
              SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI
              "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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              • #8
                SGT Robert O. Natarte, USMC

                REPORT OF CASUALTY - DD 1300 [dated 17 feb 66]

                Robert Ortogero NATARTE, SGT, USMCR, 51300853/7141 [AIR DELIVERY MAN]
                H&SCo/3rd ServiceBn/3rdMARDIV (REIN)/FMF

                Died 15 Feb 66 vicinity of Danang Republic of Vietnam result accidental drowning when he landed in water while making a regular training parachute jump from a helicopter. [reference his AIR DELIVERY MOS above]

                Born: Hilo, HI 21 Nov 36
                Home of Record at time of Casualty: Honolulu, HI, Married
                EAD [Extended Active Duty]
                Alan H. Barbour, Historian
                USMC Combat Helicopter Assoc
                SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI
                "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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                • #9
                  Re: Sgt Robert O Natarte

                  Al Thanks for the research. Semper Fi

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                  • #10
                    RE: Cpl Jimmy Norsworthy

                    July 21 marked 44 years since Cpl Norsworthy was KIA, along with Lt Lurie, Lt Cloer, and Sgt W Foster . Hostile fire, 1968. Was flying escort and on scene with Cpl Cornett ? to check on survivors. Huey totally engulfed in flames, no chance for the crew. will remember crew, esp Jimmy, every year on that date. RIP, Semper Fi.
                    D Weathers HML 167

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sgt Robert O Natarte

                      Here's his Casualty Report - it explains what happened, and why it's not on the helo incident list.
                      Attached Files

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