Romesser, Richard James, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1969 - 1969


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Java
Last Address
North Java

Casualty Date
Dec 26, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Long
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Cemetery - North Java, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 095

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Division1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC)
  1966-1968, Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sergeant Richard Romesser was born Sept. 30, 1948. He graduated from Attica High School in 1966, where he had been a star wrestler. He graduated from Fulton Montgomery Community College in 1968, where he also wrestled and placed fifth in national wrestling competition.

He served with Company B, First Battalion, 28th Infantry of the Army’s First Infantry Division.  Sergeant Romesser was killed in an ambush near Lai Khe, Vietnam on Dec. 26, 1969.

He had earned the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with first and second oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal. Richard’s name is on panel 15 of the West Wall on line 95.

SGT Romesser was buried at Saint Nicholas Cemetery in North Java, New York.


 12-26-69 This is the day the innocence died for a lot of us who knew Dick.  There were several of us who came into our unit at the same time.  We had served together for several months with no incidents-no deaths-no problems other than the leeches-rain-jungle rot type of stuff.  We were invincible and Dick was the most invincible of all.

Tough-smart-durable-the stereotype of a soldier.  When he died, it ripped the soul out of our group.  Suddenly the jungle was a terrifying place.  If they could kill Dick, it could happen to any of us.  He will be forever in our memories for the example he set as a soldier, and for the loss our country suffered in losing one of its favorite sons. Gone but never forgotten.  -- John Weisenberger



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