Alexander, Robert David, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Private First Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Claymont, DE
Last Address
Claymont, DE

Casualty Date
May 20, 1967
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Riverview Cemetery - Wilmington, Delaware
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 052

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Jackson, SC), B/1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 8th Infantry
  1967-1967, 11B10, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11B10, A Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PFC. Robert D. Alexander, 25, of 301 W. 39th St. was killed in Vietnam Saturday by enemy mortar fire. Alexander, a native of Wilmington, was the husband of the former Carolyn Sweeney of Wilmington, a stenographer for Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc. Alexander attended Salesianum school. Mrs. Sweeney said her husband was drafted into the Army last Dec. 1 and sent to Fort Jackson, S.C., for training. While there, he completed an 11-week leader course and became an "expert" rifleman. He was sent to Vietnam in late February, arriving there March 1. While there, he was assigned to Company A in the 4th Infantry Division. His wife had received two letters from him this week. 

Before Alexander went into the Army, the couple lived in the Club Avenue Apartments in Claymont. He owned and operated Bob's Auto Body shop at 505 W. Front St. Mrs. Alexander has been living with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Donahoe, at the West 39th Street address. In addition to his widow, Pfc. Alexander is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Alexander of Wilmington, and a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Nepi of Sharpley.


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