Louis Robert Taylor was assigned to the 56th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3rd Air Rescue Group, 41st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing, 7th Air Force, United States Air Force. They were stationed at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. Louis worked as a Helicopter Maintainer, primarily on the Kaman HH-43 Huskie Helicopter and held the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5).

He was on temporary duty at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam on 6 December 1972 when he was killed in action during a rocket attack. He was 37 years old. Louis was awarded the Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals.

Louis was married and had three children

Military Data
Unit 56th ARRS, 3rd Air Rescue Group , 7th Air Force

Casualty Data
Incident Date 6 December 1972
Casualty Date 6 December 1972
Age at Loss 37
Location Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Artillery, rocket, or mortar

Vietnam Wall Panel 01W Line 094


Photo from Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 November 1935
  • Date of death: 6 December 1972
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Air Rescue Group , 7th Air Force
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Roselawn Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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