Bennett, Robert Horace, CPT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1542, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1970

Infantry

Captain



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Starkville, MS
Last Address
Starkville, MS

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mizpah Cemetery - Durant, Mississippi
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 038

 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
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry 101st Airborne Division
  1969-1970, 1542, C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry
  1969-1970, 1542, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


What a tragic loss!. Captain Bennett was on his second tour of Vietnam and was the finest CO - Company C, 1/327th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division - we could have asked for. He was a breath of fresh air to his troops. He was a people-person who was genuinely interested in each of his troops. He had the charisma to somehow enoble each one he met - a rare quality on the battlefield. His loss to us was tragic. A Brigadier General spent the night with Charlie Company on the ground near the contact site - a gesture that was unparalleled during my tour with our storied division. If Captain Bennett has family living, I would consider it an honor to relay more information. My mailing address is P.O.Box 391, Lewiston, MN 55952. God Bless! From a sergeant in Captain Bennett's company, J. Mark Reisetter.

   
Comments/Citation


I WAS THERE: I was a member of Alpha company of the same 1/327 battalion on the day of this tragic event. We had been socked in on a ridge line for 2 days due to heavy fog. Captain Bennet had moved his platoon up behind us on the ridge and then to an adjacent spot about 100 yards away. It was our understanding that he, along with his RTO and gunner were heading up a trail looking for a likely spot for all of us to be resupplied when they were hit with machine gun fire from a nest along the trail. Captain Bennet did not have to be in harms way. He could have sent members of his platoon to look for an LZ. He choose to lead instead of deligate. May he forever rest in the loving grace of our risen lord.

   
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