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PersonID19620270
NameCarn, Robert Marion
BranchUSAF
RankFirst Lieutenant
Graduation1962
KIA Date8/29/1965
SquadronCS 10
Home TownClaysburg
Home StatePA
High SchoolHeidelberg American HS
High School ActivitiesValedictorian, Eagle Scout, National Honor Society, Class Officer
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesYearbook Editor, Saddle Club President, Group Operations Officer
Academic Degree MajorB.S-Engineering Sciences-USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Interceptor Pilot, Pilot 0-1F
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationRed Marker FAC, 0-1F, 19th TASS, Bien Hoa
Killed In Action MissionKilled while on a reconnaissance mission over dense Viet Cong Jungle. He was serving as a Forward Air Controller with the Airborne Brigade, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, when his aircraft collided with another reconnaissance aircraft. A pilot flying nearby observed the aircraft go into an uncontrollable maneuver and make contact with the ground. Immediate rescue operations were directed and shortly thereafter the search party found that Carn was fatally wounded.
Next of KinMr & Mrs RM Carn, Sr (Parents)
Burial Site
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsUnknown
CommentsGinsburg Award winner as a cadet. Honored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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