Lt. Robert G. Westlund ~ Willcox, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 32° 16.332 W 109° 50.463
12S E 609147 N 3571197
Quick Description: In front of the new Visitors Center in Willcox, AZ.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 9:04:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM6010
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 10

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Cochise County.
Location of Memorial: N. Circle 1 Rd., Visitors Center, Willcox.
Monument Text:

In Memory
Lt. Robert G. Westlund,
United States Air Force

On 30 December, 1951, during a routine training flight from Merced, California, to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Lt. Robert G. Westlund lost his life when his F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane crashed near Sunset Peak in the Galiuro Mountains northwest of Willcox.

A combat veteran of the Eurpean theatre of World War II, Lt. Westlund was dedicated officer and a decorated fighter pilot. The wreckage was removed from the mountainside in 1991, one day another "Mustang" will take to the skies.

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Westlund and the freedoms and the ideals of this nation for which he fought, flew, and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Lt. Robert G. Westlund, circa 1951

"For the Cause of Freedom He Gave His Life"
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Type of memorial: Monument

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