Asmuth, Robert Labudde, Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1542, A Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1970


First Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Montclair, NJ
Last Address
Montclair, NJ

Casualty Date
Jul 26, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Restland Memorial Park - East Hanover, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08W 054 / Olive Section, Plot 114 D, Grave 3

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

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

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
  1969-1970, 1542, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1969-1970, 1542, A Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
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Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence:  See below info.

Robert LaBudde Asmuth, Jr. was a member of Alpha Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

"The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division.

After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade.

The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971.

The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us. Posted by: Veterans, 1st Bn. 46th Inf. 198/196 Bdes. Americal Relationship: We served together, Tuesday, February 27, 2001


Robert was the son of Robert L. Asmuth Sr and Jane Asmuth of Montclair New Jersey, the dear brother of Gordon, William, and Sarah Jane Asmuth. He arrived in Vietnam where he was assigned to and served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division USARV

On July 26, while encountering hostile forces in Quang Tin Province some 14 kilometers south, southwest of Hau Duc four men were killed in action during the fire fight. One of the casualties was 1stLt Asmuth who was killed by enemy rifle fire.
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