Lewis Merritt Robinson
Colonel, United States Air Force
LEWIS MERRITT ROBINSON was born on February 1, 1921 and joined the Armed Forces while in SAGINAW, MICHIGAN.
He served in the Air force. In 22 years
of service, he attained the rank of LTC. He
LEWIS MERRITT ROBINSON is listed as Missing
The remains of six American servicemen previously unaccounted-for from the war in Southeast Asia have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial in the United States.
hey are identified as Air Force Capt. Dean
A. Wadsworth, Clarendon, Texas; Marine SSgt. Harold E. Reid, Salt Lake
City, Utah; Navy Lt. David L. Hodges, Chevy
Chase, Md.; Air Force Lt. Col. Lewis M. Robinson, Saginaw, Mich.; Air Force
Capt. Douglas K. Martin, Tyler, Texas; and Air Force Capt. Samuel L. James,
In early 1988, representatives of the Laotian
government turned over remains to the U. S. Joint Casualty Resolution Center,
the unit leading joint recovery operations in Southeast Asia at the time.
A joint U.S./Lao team traveled to the area of the crash site in November
1993, interviewed villagers, surveyed the area and recovered skeletal fragments,
aircraft wreckage and pilot-related equipment. Then in January 1998,
a second joint team excavated the site and recovered more remains and personal