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COL Kellar  
NAME: Robert S. Kellar
NICKNAME: Bob
RANK: Colonel
BRANCH: Infantry
STATUS: Retired - 1976
SERVICE: 33 years
DOB: 25 June 1922
 
SERVICE INFORMATION
 
HOURS FLOWN: 3237
COMBAT HOURS: 833
FLT/NCO CLASS: Fort Rucker 60-1
SCHOOL: ROTC Syracuse University, NY 1943
MILITARY SCHOOL: Army War College
AVN DESIGNATION: Master Army Aviator
 
AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
 
H-23 H-34 OH-13 UH-1
U-6 U-9 CV-2 U-8
 
COMBAT EXPERIENCE
 
Vietnam - Avn Bn Co 1965-1966 Korea
Vietnam - Sr. Advisor 23 D Vietnamese Division 1971-1972 Europe/Italy WWII
 
UNIT ASSIGNMENTS
 
1963 Division Aviation Officer 3rd Inf Div USAREUR
1963-1965 BN Co 1/188th Inf Bn, 11th Air Assault Div
1965-1966 229th Avn Bn, 1st Cav Division RVN
1969-1971 Director of Instruction, Army Avn School, Fort Stewart Hunter AAF
1972-1976 President Army AVN Test Board, Fort Rucker
 
POSITIONS HELD
 
PltLdr K Co 3/87th Inf 10th Mountain Div, Italy WWII 1945
Co Co F Co 1/160th Inf 40th Inf Div, Korea 1952-1953
Bn Co 1/188th Inf, 11th Air Assault Div, Ft. Benning 1963-1965
Bn Co 229th Avn Bn, 1st Cav Div, RVN 1965-1966
BDE Co 3 AIT BDE, Ft. Jackson 1968-1969
 
DECORATIONS
 
Legion of Merit ( 2 OLC)
Bronze Star (2 OLC)
Air Medal w/V Device (17 OLC)
Army Commendation Medal
Purple Heart (2 OLC)
 
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Combat assignments in three wars. Earned CIB w/star and MAA. As President, Army AVN Development Test Activity, conducted the tests to determine winner of UTTAS - the Blackhawk.
 

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