Huff, Robert Randel, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 36K10, HHC, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baldwin Park
Last Address
Baldwin Park, California

Casualty Date
May 29, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rose Hills Memorial Park - Whittier, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
63W 007 Burial Plot Sec 8, Lot 2758, Grave 4

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 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1967-1968, 36K10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1967-1968, 36K10, HHC, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity

Date of Birth August 7, 1949
Caucasian
Protestant
Single (Never Married)
 
Parents: Mr and Mrs Robert W Huff, Baldwin Park, California
 
Regular Army - Enlisted
Vietnam Tour of Duty Started December 1, 1967
 
Died due to fragmentation wounds caused by hostile mortar attack on his unit’s base camp located at the Duc Pho Air Field in the Quang Ngai Province, U.S. Military Region 1, Republic of South Vietnam.
 
Age at Death 18
 
Posthumously promoted to Corporal E4 Grade.
Posthumously awarded the Bronze Star
 
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Comments/Citation

From The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Web Site:

I served with Robert in Vietnam and was there the night he died. It was a Viet Cong mortar attack. Robert and twelve other souls were killed on that terrible night. He was truly a brave soldier and a good boy. We were all just boys back then. We called him John Wayne because of the way he used to stand in the face of enemy fire, blazing away with an M-60 machine gun. We all mourned his loss. His Mom sent us cookies sometime afterwards and wished us well. My eyes still well up with tears when I think of that. Robert was a true American hero, and should always be remembered that way. God bless his soul and all who mourn him.
From:  R.C. Cullison
2005
[Note: The number of soldiers that died in this incident mentioned above as being twelve in unconfirmed by TWS. The Coffelt Database of Vietnam Casualties only indicates one other soldier died as a result of the mortar attack; the other soldier being SP5 Carl T. Mc Coy.]


 
   
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