O'Brien, Robert Edward, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Infantry

Captain



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pawtucket
Last Address
Pawtucket

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Calvary Cemetery - Cumberland, Rhode Island
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 104

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1968-1969, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /HHC
  1968-1969, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt. O'Brien was a passenger aboard a UH-1H (# 66-16926 ) that was shot down killing all aboard.

Those lost:
Crew
WO1 David E. Herschbach [AC]
SP5 Earl M. Matthews [CE]
PFC Christopher Dellapina (G)

Passengers:
Capt. George E. Menninger
Capt. Robert E. O'Brien
1st Lt. Leonard L. Preston, Jr.
 
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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