Hastings, Bobby Gene, PSG

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
181 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Platoon Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11C40, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1951 - 1967

Platoon Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

23 kb

Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1933
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by PFC Keith Farkas (Wink) to remember Hastings, Bobby Gene, PSG.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Trumann, AR
Last Address
Trumann AR

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery - Jonesboro, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 043

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




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

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

Senior Parachutist

 
 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 11C40, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1967-1967, 11C40, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Bobby G. Hastings was the first Vietnam War casualty from Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas. In ws killed November 20 in the battle of Hill 875 near Dak To. He was a veteran of 17 years service in the Army, the holder of two Purple Hearts, one while serving in Korea, and the Bronze Star, he was serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade when he gave his life. He was 34 and left behind his wife and two young boys. Two brothers and one sister.  He attended Bay High School. Bobby will never be forgotten by the citizens of Poinsett County. Thank you Bobby G. Hastings.
   
Comments/Citation
  
Cindy Fontenot: I remember. 8th Grade. Ville Platte High School. My brother was a casualty just a few months before you. I remember your son, Bobby Jr., who was in my class. I remember.
Cindy (Fontenot) Patterson, Feb 27, 2007


 
Debby Vawter, First Cousin, P.O. Box 352, Strafford, MO 65757, We miss you Bob: He loved his family very much and especially his boys and mamma. He was also very proud of his uniform and is still thought of and talked about often by his name sake Bobby Jr. and David. If you remember anything they would enjoy hearing about it or have any pictues they would like to have please let me know. Saturday, July 15, 2000

 
BOBBY HASTINGS: DADDY, I CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I MISS YOU. I AM ALONE NOW, MOMMA IS IN HEAVEN WITH YOU NOW. THE DAY WILL COME WHEN WE CAN BE TOGETHER AGAIN. GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS YOU AND AMERICA. LOVE BOBBY JR. 
 
 

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers. We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops. Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing. Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve. May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country. Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to "Assist, Protect and Defend."

   
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011