Wescott, Robert Hyatt, Jr., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1953 - 1969

Sergeant First Class

Five Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 29, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Tay Ninh
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 081

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, Basic Training (Camp Chaffee, AR), D/2
  1967, 13th Battalion, 4th Regiment (Fort Knox, KY), D (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
Army Operating UnitsAir Defense Units2nd Anti-Aircraft Command1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/A Company1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1952-1953, 215th Tank Battalion (pre-1960)
  1954-1955, 48th Field Artillery Battalion (pre-1960)
  1956-1957, 34th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Brigade
  1957-1958, 94th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion/B Battery
  1958-1960, 5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1960-1960, 2nd Anti-Aircraft Command
  1960-1963, 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
  1963-1964, 32nd Infantry Division
  1964-1964, 11C20, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1964-1967, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1969, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War1
  1966-1967 Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1966-1969 Vietnam War5
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SFC Robert Hyatt Westcott, Jr., born January 8, 1935- died April 29, 1969, was a 34 year-old Army veteran. He enlisted in Dec 1952 into the NJ National Guard before continuing his military career into the US Army starting in 1953. He served in combat during the Korean War as well as Vietnam.
SFC Wescott was a platoon sergeant and on his second tour of duty in Vietnam when he was killed on April 29, 1969. He had been assigned to Company A of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). LZ Wescott was erected in his honor in Vietnam. His name appears on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC as well as the Philadelphia and New Jersey Vietnam Wall. He has been honored with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart among other awards. He is survived by his daughter Krysteen.







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