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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Baetzel

Birthplace: Chicago Heights, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Allen

Date of Birth: 28 February 1947

Date of Death: 21 March 1969

Rank: Warrant Officer 1

Years Served:
Robert Allen Baetzel

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Robert Allen Baetzel

Warrant Officer, U.S. Army

Robert Allen Baetzel was born on 28 February 1947 in Chicago Heights, IL.

On 21 March 1969, Warrant Officer Robert A. Baetzel was serving as a helicopter pilot with the 335th Assault Helicopter Company, 268th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade in Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam.

Warrant Officer Baetzel died that day from injuries sustained in the crash of his helicopter from non-hostile action.

Badge and Medals

Army Aviator Badge
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Robert A Baetzel is inscribed on Panel W29 Line 95 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

Warrant Officer Robert Allen Baetzel died on 21 March 1969 in Long Khanh Province, South Vietnam. He is buried in Assumption Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Glenwood, Cook County, IL.


Honoree ID: 3401   Created by: MHOH




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