Whitbeck, Robert Earl, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
Service Years
1948 - 1968

Field Artillery

Lieutenant Colonel



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lewiston
Last Address
Alexandria/Springfield, Virginia

Casualty Date
Jan 30, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Phu Yen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 084/Section 1 Site 163-B

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialCentral New York Chapter-490
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Central New York Chapter-490 (Sergeant At Arms) (Yorkville, New York) - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master Parachutist

 
 Unit Assignments
173rd Airborne Brigade3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
  1967-1968, 1193, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1967-1968, 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
http://virtualwall.org/dw/WhitbeckRE01a.htm

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/55546/ROBERT-E-WHITBECK
   
Comments/Citation
K  Rue
None - 'Friends of Rocky Versace'
Alexandria, VA U.S.A.
LTC Robert E. Whitbeck - Photo provided by his Daughter
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This photograph of LTC Robert E. Whitbeck, United States Army, rests on the desk of one of his daughters, Elaine, to inspire and guide her. May he Rest in Peace.
May 27, 2009
 
In Remembrance of Colonel Whitbeck
Posted for: ROBERT EARL WHITBECK:
 
Colonel Whitbeck's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/rewhitbeck.htm
Posted by: Michael Robert Patterson
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Saturday, October 12, 2002
 
  Former CO
Posted for: ROBERT EARL WHITBECK:
LTC Whitbeck was a former Battalion Commander of the 2/17th FA in Vietnam prior to his transfer to the 173rd Airborne. He will be remembered by all redlegs under his command.
Posted by: Jack Picciolo
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003
  A Brave Man Remembered
Posted for: ROBERT EARL WHITBECK:
I had the honor of serving with LTC Whitbeck when he commanded the artillery unit of the 173rd Airborne brigade. I flew him all over the central coast and highlands of Vietnam in an OH-13 helicopter. He was fearless. We would explore vast expanses of the country low-level and without benefit of flight following. He was inspirational to me as an Army aviator, showing his capacity as a consumate professional soldier. He knew the risks and accepted them as part of his commitment to his men and our country. To me he was the epitome of the ideal Army officer--duty, honor and country. I flew with him on his last mission, where his dedication to his men cost him his life. I salute you.
Posted by: Steve Greene
Email: steve@greenaire.com
Relationship: We served together
Sunday, May 2, 2004
   
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