Emro, Robert Bennett, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11D40- Armor Reconnaissance Senior NCO
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HHC, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
Service Years
1949 - 1967

Sergeant First Class

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Four Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Strafford, New Hampshire

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Knox Post Cemetery - Fort Knox, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 045/Sect BB, Site 5

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division2nd Infantry DivisionNike Warhead Prefire Course, Oberammergau, Germany1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
1st Infantry Division
  1949-1950, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1950-1951, 2nd Infantry Division
  1963-1965, 11D40, Nike Warhead Prefire Course, Oberammergau, Germany
  1966-1967, HHC, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
  1966-1967, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1949-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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Dave Hummel
Served, in his Platoon - Recon., 1/16
Sergeant, "Bob"
I served, in "Sergeant Bob's" Recon., Platoon, in Vietnam. He taught many a "kid," to be, a man, over there not by instruction, but by example. He always, stood up, for his "boys." He always, had time, to listen, to anyone's, problems and help with some kind, of solution. On the few, occasions, we were back, at base camp in Lai Khe, you could almost always know, when Sergeant, Bob was coming, because he would, always, be whistling. (usually "Winchester Cathedral," which was popular, at the time) On platoon, sized patrols, Sergeant, Emro always walked, rear security and so, it was on the day, he was killed, by a sniper, with a fully, automatic AK. There was another, "kid," that died, that day, but unfortunately, I do not, remember, his name. I'am sure that eventually, there will be more tributes, to this man, because, of the impact, he had on, so many lives.
Thursday, June 06, 2002

Bill Baty
My Memories of Robert Emro
PSG (Then SSG) was the soldier who made a soldier out of me. He took a group of young soldiers specially selected in Europe to serve as crewmembers on the Davy Crockett Weopons system and molded and shaped us into excellent soldiers. He taught and drilled us in all aspects of the Army to a degreee that we didn't really need the NCO Accadamy and leadership schools. He was a superb instructor and we would have followed him to hell if he had asked us to. He was teaching in a "Secret" class one day regarding the effective killing radius of a nuclear blast when all of a sudden he grew quite. He didn't say anything for several minutes. When he finally did, he impromptly taught us that when we fired the nuclear round from our weapons system, we would be sacrificing ourselves because our weopons couldn't lauch the projectile far enough away from us, for us to be clear of the killing zone. Even with this knowledge no one attempted to transfer. SgT Emro's would constantly make the statement, that "I wish someone would start a war so I could fire one of theses things" He was soldier to the bone. He was awarded the DSC for action in the Korean War and he often said he would like another opportunity to get the MOH. This honor eluded him although comparing the recommendation for his DSC to those of many MOH's, he should have been awarded it in Korea. I have nothing but fond memories of SGT Emro and his family, It saddens me that he lost his life for such an unpopular cause. Bill Baty, USA Retired First Sergeant
Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Served, under his leadership, in Stra
916, Mentmore Cir., Deltona, FL., 32738, USA
A picture, of The"Davy Crockett Sect," which he lead superbaly
I also, was a member, of the "Davy Crockett," Section, Which he, was the leader. SFC., Emro, Was given the task, to select a group, of soldiers (Approx 15) out of approx., 600+, from a Cavalry Squadron. The pupose, to train. this selected few, about a new nucler weapon, being deployed, in Europe, during, that period. SSF., Emro, selected, a staff, three other sergeants, to assist him. The manner in which, SFC., Emro, trained and developed the characters, of those individuals, to become the example, of the rest, of the squadron, is the reason, many, of those soldiers, continue, in the military, persuing a carrer, emulating the leadership and knowledge, learned under command and tutelage. My heart, if full greatfulness, toward this fallen, "HERO," which I remember, very well and owed the success, of my military career. Carlos J Vega-Vicente, CSM., U. S., Army Retired.
Friday, January 17, 2003


POSTED ON 3.12.2010


I was 18 when you died at the age of 38. At the time, I knew my personal loss, but didn't fully understand your commitment to the military and your love for our country. I also did not realize how young 38 was. As time has gone on, I've missed your slow smile, your sense of humor, and your stability. I will always be so proud of what you accomplished, and I'll always be grateful for the words of wisdom you taught me. You are my hero.
Paula  Emro Erickson
He Is My Brother
3400 S Ironwood Dr #1044 Apache Junction AZ 85220 USA
He IS My Brother!!
I wanted all of you who knew him to know I saw him when our father was ill back in New Hampshire as he was headed back to Vietnam. I asked him why he was going back, his answer was 'Paula, if you could see the young men they are sending there you would know why I have to be with them. Maybe the war, or whatever title you give to Viet Nam, wasn't popular but I want you to know my brother was there to be with those of you who lived to remember him and even after all these years I MISS HIM!!!! Stay in God's care and Know you are loved. Paula Emro Erickson, Sister August 31, 2008
Aug 31, 2008


Judy Smith
Memories of Uncle Bobby
I have many memories of my Uncle Bobby,I saw him just a few short weeks before his death. He was my mother's brother (Elizabeth Emro Smith). A middle son of the large family of Capt.Guy and Flora Emro. I think the memory that has stayed with me all these years is of his brother's and sister (my mother) getting ready to leave for his funeral in Kentucky. There were a lot of tears and a lot of remembering by his family. He was never in the area much as he had enlisted at an early age and was either in Korea or Vietnam. All of his brothers served their country from World War II to Vietnam and beyond. If my memory is correct, they served in the Navy, Army, Coast Guard and Marines, a heroic dedicated, decorated family. I remember my mother telling me that he was named for his uncle that died at sea. He died serving his country, something he had dedicated his life to.I am very touched that he is remembered so well by his comrades in arms.
Sunday, November 03, 2002

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