Tabron, Bobby Ray, 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, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private First Class

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spring Hope
Last Address
Spring Hope

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
Hostile, Died
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Josh Lewis Cemetery - Stanhope, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 045

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 Unofficial Badges 

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 11B10, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
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Last Known Activity

PFC Bobby Ray Tabron, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Spring Hope, NC.

Private First Class Bobby Ray Tabron was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Tabron served our country until July 29th, 1967 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Bobby died from friendly fire. His body was recovered. Bobby was born on February 12th, 1946 in Spring Hope, North Carolina. PFC Tabron is on panel 24E, line 045 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

Growing up together we were close friends as well as my family with yours. When I think of all the times we had at school and growing up, it makes me realize how precious life is. There was and still is a great feeling of loss for your sacrifice in defense of our country. You will always be in my thoughts my friend. Anthony A. Allen, Cpl, USMC, APR69-FEB70.

Cousins: We've Never Met You, But We Visit You Whenever We Can. We knew nothing about BOBBY RAY, but were still very saddened to hear of his death. He was only nineteen years old and had been in Vietnam less that a week, when he was killed. Living in Pennsylvania and unable to get to his funeral at that time, we determined that we would search for his grave site whenever we were able to visit relatives in North Carolina. However, the years went by and as far south as we had gotten was Washington DC. While there, we visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We searched for and found his name, and that's when he really found a special place in our hearts. When we traveled to NC, a few years later, we visited Roy's parents' graves and while looking at other grave sites, we came across Bobby Ray's. He's buried in a little cemetery right off of Route 58 in Coopers Township, Nash County, near Nashville. We're so PROUD of him, we LOVE him and wish we could have known him. Roy Jr and Ruth Tabron, 718 W. 11th Street, Chester, PA 19013,

Rest in peace, high school friend: Bobby and I attended elementary and high school together. I knew him as well as his mother, father and sisters. His sister married one of my cousins, so I see her from time to time. When I learned of his death I was away and could not make the funeral. I still feel that sense of loss because of the closeness we shared as kids. I later was called to serve in Vietnam also and I realize that if not for the grace of God, I would not be able to write this message. Bobby made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Anthony Allen, 8124 Wesley Farm Drive, Raleigh NC 27616,

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joe Tabron, Route #2, Box 343, Spring Hope, NC. Brother of Roy.

He served with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

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