Bone, Robert Lynn


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 13A – Field Artillery Basic

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart 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: 30-Sep-1948

Hometown: Irving, Texas

Marital status: Married to Sherry A. Bone

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 25-Mar-1968

Start of tour: 4-Oct-1968

Incident date: 18-Dec-1968

Date of casualty: 19-Dec-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar. Individual died from wounds received while at command post when area came under hostile mortar attack. He was admitted to a military hospital (24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh), placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list and later expired.

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
PFC Robert Lynn Bone
SP4 Norman Harvey Clark
SP4 Ricky Fay Cossey
PFC Charles Marion Dumdei
PFC Ronald Lee Hovis

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 36W 043 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)