Dougherty, Robert Joseph, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) /B Company
Service Years
- 1967

Private First Class


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hammonton, NJ
Last Address
Hammonton

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Hammonton, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22E 029

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Vietnam (USARV)1st Cavalry Division1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1967-1967, 11B10, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1967-1967, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1967-1967, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) /B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Pershing 1 Jun 67 to 19 Jan 68
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Robert J. Dougherty was born on August 7, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA.  His parents, Raymond and Mary, moved to Hammonton, NJ, when Robert was five.  His home of record is Hammonton, NJ.  He attended St. Joseph Grammar School and St. Joseph's High School in Hammonton. 



Dougherty entered the US Army.  He completed his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, photographic training at Fort Monmouth, NJ, and advanced infantry training at Fort Jackson, SC.  He attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).  Robert was assigned to 1st Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in An Khe.



Before leaving for Vietnam on May 26, 1967, Robert was able to spend ten days at home with his family. 



Dougherty was killed in action less then one month after his arrival in Vietnam on June 21, 1967, in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam.



Robert Dougherty is buried in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton, NJ.



Robert's older brother, Raymond, also served in Vietnam.  Robert is survived by his brother, Raymond, and his younger brother, John.



Sources: Hugh Foster (historian) and NJVVMF. 



   
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