Woods, Robert M., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1968 - 1968
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Order of the Spur

Specialist 4



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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Long Khanh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
56W 031

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Order of The Spur


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Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  1968, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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  Tributes from Others: Apr 5, 2016  
   

Chuck Bauer
Bauer9999@aol.com
Served with him in C Troop, 3/4 Cav
7421 16th Ave South Richfield Mn 55423 USA
Blood Brothers
I was hit by an RPG in Trang Bang, Vietnam on June 17, 1968 . It took my left hand off. Bob died the next day probably in Trang Bang . We both shed blood together . I pray daily for our brothers we served with in Nam....
Dec 9, 2008
 
Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co.
In Remembrance of a Fallen Hero

In Remembrance of this Young Soldier, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well SP4 Robert M. Woods and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967...
...now arises from hallowed ground a delicate cloud of bugle notes that softly say, go to sleep... Comrades true, born anew, peace to you. Your souls shall be where the heroes are and your memories shine like the morning star...Slumber well where the shells screamed and fell...The danger has passed, and now at last, go to sleep... By ~ Sgt Joyce Kilmer, 165th US Infantry (formerly 69th NYNG) KIA Ourcq, France~July 30, 1918
~To the everlasting glory of the Infantry~
Jun 3, 2007
 
Manuel Pino 2/8 Bco 1st Cav-68-69
mpjr54@msn.com
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep.for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile.Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine. Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine.and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
 
Jim McIlhenney
christianamacks@comcast.net
Native Philadelphian & Viet Vet
Woods wrote in his last letter home from Vietnam that the war was heating up and that he felt sorry for the Vietnamese children caught up in it. He attended Frankford High School and enlisted in the Army in October 1967. The specialist four, an armor intelligence specialist with Troop C of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, died on June 18, 1968, 15 days after his 20th birthday. He was survived by his father, three brothers and three sisters. Robert lived on E. Lippincott Street in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Source: The Philadelphia Daily News
Thursday, October 09, 2003
 
We Remember
Robert is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. PH
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Saturday, June 19, 2010
 
NEVER FORGOTTEN
FOREVER REMEMBERED
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
 
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Email: grite@yahoo.com
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
 
Do not stand at my grave and weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye ? 1932
Posted by: Bob Ross

Relationship: Fellow Philadelphian
Monday, May 9, 2005
 
Warned that the war was heating up
Robert M. Woods
E. Lippincott Street, Port Richmond

Woods wrote in his last letter home from Vietnam that the war was heating up and that he felt sorry for the Vietnamese children caught up in it. He attended Frankford High School and enlisted in the Army in October 1967. The specialist four, an armor intelligence specialist with troop C of the 3rd squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, died on June 18, 1968, 15 days after his 20th birthday. He was survived by his father, three brothers and three sisters.
.... from The Philadelphia Daily News
Posted by: Robert Greer
Friday, January 4, 2002
 

   
Writer:
IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
   
Last Updated:
Apr 5, 2016
   
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