Chinquina, Robert Norris


Rank: First Lieutenant

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

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 18-Feb-1947

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Marital status: Married to Romona L. Chinquina

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 30-May-1969

Start of tour: 15-Jun-1970

Incident date: 28-Jul-1970

Date of casualty: 28-Jul-1970

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Other accident.
Robert Norris Chinquina was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when the weapon of another vehicle was accidentally discharged striking his vehicle. / Platoon leader and passenger on tank moving out of night defensive position.  Another tank accidentally fired its main gun hitting this tank and another tank.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Fredrick Beeler
1LT Robert Norris Chinquina
PFC Dickie Carson Curry
PFC Timothy Allen White

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 220 094

Place of interment: Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Rosedale, Maryland, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 061 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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