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April 17, 2021 | Caraway Speedway
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We dedicated this race to the following Missing In Action Service Member:
CAPT ROBERT DOUGLAS AVERY
MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA
On May 3, 1968 MIA – PRESUMPTIVE FINDING OF DEATH Vietnam
Robert Douglas Avery
He was a Vietnam War Era casualty on May 3, 1968. He served with honor in the United States Marine Corps. He is remembered by the people of North Carolina. May his positive example inspire us, as American citizens.
Robert Douglas Avery was born on December 18, 1941 and lived in Morganton, North Carolina.
He had enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Entered the service via Reserve Military. Served during the Vietnam War. Avery had the rank of Captain. His military occupation or specialty was Bombardier Navigator. Service number assignment was 242645763. Attached to III Marine Amphibious Force, 1st MAW, Mag 12, VMFA 533.
During his service in the Vietnam War, Marine Corps Captain Avery was reported missing and ultimately declared dead on May 3, 1968. Recorded circumstances attributed to: Died while missing in action, air crash on land, body not recovered. Incident location: North Vietnam, Quang Nam province.
Captain Avery was a member of the Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 533, Marine Attack Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On May 3, 1968, he was flying in a Grumman Attack Aircraft Intruder (A-6A)on an armed reconnaissance mission in support of the us Air Force over North Vietnam. Radio contact was lost when his aircraft about 8 miles northwest of the coastal town of Dong Hoi and five miles south east of Bo Trach in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam and he was declared Missing in Action. His remains were not recovered.
Robert Douglas Avery is buried or memorialized at Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.
Robert is honored on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 54e, Line 23
★ Purple Heart
★ Combat Action Ribbon
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Vietnam Campaign Medal
★ Vietnam Service Medal
★ Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation
★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross
★ Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
★ Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal