Photographers Mate First Class
Robert Guy Stricklin
Born: March 9, 1043 / Santa Ana, Ca
Deceased: June 8, 1969 /
Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam


PH1 Robert Guy Stricklin

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PH1 Robert Guy Stricklin was killed in action (KIA) in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, on 8 June 1969, while traveling in that area on a photo assignment. He was lost outright to hostile action along with another U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate, a U.S. Navy Journalist, a U.S. Navy Chaplain, and two U.S. Marines. PH1 Stricklin was assigned to the Photo Mission at DaNang. He had been serving in Vietnam for 14-months with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). At the time of his death, PH1 Stricklin was 26-years old. He had served on active Navy duty for eight years. Before he volunteered for duty in Vietnam, PH1 Robert Guy Stricklin was assigned to the U.S. Naval Reconnaissance and Technical Support Center (NRTSC) at Suitland, Maryland, where he was part of a select crew of photo mates assigned to work exclusively on the initial processing of original negative film exposed from high flying reconnaissance aircraft. Prior to his being assignment to the NRTSC, PH1 Stricklin had served in the Western Pacific on the staff of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC), where he had been assigned as the personal photographer to the USTDC Commander, Vice Admiral William Ellis Gentner, Jr. Throughout his Naval service, Robert Guy Stricklin proved himself loyal and dedicated to the U.S. Navy and the goals set forth for Naval Photography.