Robert Romines

Colonel Robert B. Romines had an outstanding career as a DUSTOFF aviator and professional officer. His performance as a DUSTOFF aviator in combat is legendary. During his Vietnam tour with the 45th Med Co (AA), no one flew more hours, evacuated more patients, took more hits from enemy fire or completed more evacuation missions. He flew more than 1000 hours, completed 1471 missions while evacuating 3620 patients. He’s remembered by his fellow crewmembers as having no fear. As a DUSTOFF commander and chief of the Medical Service Corps Career Activities Office no one has inspired more young and future crewmembers. Numerous DUSTOFF aviators were mentored positively by Bob and are now carrying on the DUSTOFF traditions because of his mentorship. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Medal with 30 oak leaf clusters. He is a Master Army Aviator and was awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge. Bob Romines was inducted into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame on 1 March 2008.
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