Dougherty, Robert Joseph, 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, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
- 1967

Private First Class

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Home State
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hammonton, NJ
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
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/ Advancement Schools
US Army Vietnam (USARV)1st Cavalry Division 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1967-1967, 11B10, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1967-1967, 11B10, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1967-1967, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Pershing
 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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