Stryker, Robert F., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1963 - 1967

Specialist 4


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Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
THROOP NY
Last Address
C Co, 1ST Bn, 26TH Inf Rgt, 1st ID

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Long
Conflict
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Shenandoah II
Location of Interment
Pine Hill Cemetery - Throop, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
PANEL 29E LINE 045

 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

Rifle
Auto Rifle
Submachine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment24th Transportation Battalion30th Infantry Regiment26th Infantry Regiment
  1963-1965, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment
  1965-1966, 24th Transportation Battalion
  1966-1967, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Operation Shenandoah II/Battle of Ong Thanh
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Junction City
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Shenandoah II
  1967-1967 Operation Shenandoah II/Battle of Loc Ninh I
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 27, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
AMBUSH ON QL-14A, 10 KM E-NE OF LOC NINH AIR FIELD
UTM GRID REFERENCE KU823125 

 *STRYKER, ROBERT F.

Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and Date: Near Loc Ninh, Republic of Vietnam, 7 November 1967. Entered service at: Throop, N.Y. Born: 9 November 1944, Auburn, N.Y.

Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Stryker, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving with Company C. Sp4c. Stryker was serving as a grenadier in a multicompany reconnaissance in force near Loc Ninh. As his unit moved through the dense underbrush, it was suddenly met with a hail of rocket, automatic weapons and small arms fire from enemy forces concealed in fortified bunkers and in the surrounding trees. Reacting quickly, Sp4c. Stryker fired into the enemy positions with his grenade launcher. During the devastating exchange of fire, Sp4c. Stryker detected enemy elements attempting to encircle his company and isolate it from the main body of the friendly force. Undaunted by the enemy machinegun and small-arms fire, Sp4c. Stryker repeatedly fired grenades into the trees, killing enemy snipers and enabling his comrades to sever the attempted encirclement. As the battle continued, Sp4c. Stryker observed several wounded members of his squad in the killing zone of an enemy claymore mine. With complete disregard for his safety, he threw himself upon the mine as it was detonated. He was mortally wounded as his body absorbed the blast and shielded his comrades from the explosion. His unselfish actions were responsible for saving the lives of at least 6 of his fellow soldiers. Sp4c. Stryker's great personal bravery was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 29E 045



THE POEM BELOW WAS WRITTEN BY JACK "DOC" RUSSELL.
C Co 1st Bn 26th Inf
BATTLEFIELD

Every year as this day comes around
I remember the brothers we lost in Vietnam
I can still see, hear and smell that battlefield
The heroic actions of the men that we knew well..
As I look back I shed a tear
For each drop of blood our Brothers would give
The blood that stains that hallowed ground
Was willingly shed without any fear
How can we thank such gallant men
They gave it their all so we could live
I think of their families far away back home
As they learn that in this life they have to go on alone
Then I think of my wife, children, and grandkids
And I think of all the joy that they bring to me
Each day I share my life with these fallen men
For in my heart they will always live

Jack "Doc" Russell



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