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Robert Lee Snyder
Major, United States Marine Corps
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Full Name: ROBERT LEE SNYDER
Date of Birth: 26 October 1929
Date of Casualty: 10 May 1967
Home of Record: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Rank: MAJOR
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG TRI


Major Robert Lee Snyder May 10, 1967. 151997 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Aircraft struck by automatic weapons fire.

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He served bravely in the service of his country; this was his second tour. He was assigned to VMA 223, MAG 12, 1st Marine Air Wing, based out of Chu Lai, South Vietnam. He was flying an A-4 Skyhawk when he was targeted and shot down by a NV SAM, located in the "DMZ". A day doesn't go by when he is not missed by his wife, Marilyn and children, Cathy, Mark, Dan, and Maureen.

Posted by: Marilyn Snyder

RL Snyder Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 11 May 2004  Updated: 23 August 2005 Updated: 23 August 2006
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