VIETNAM - BAIR, ROBERT VOLNIE

Bair, Robert Volnie

VIETNAM - BAIR, ROBERT VOLNIE
BAIR, ROBERT VOLNIE

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63B – Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 20-Apr-1945

Hometown: Rochester, Wisconsin

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Oct-1965

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 2-Feb-1967

Date of casualty: 2-Feb-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Robert Volnie Bair was a passenger in a military vehicle when the vehicle hit a hostile land mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident
SP4 Robert Volnie Bair
SP4 James Eskel Forsman
PFC Larry Earl Smith

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Wisconsin, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 107 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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