VIETNAM - FOREMAN, ROBERT JR

Foreman, Robert Jr

VIETNAM - FOREMAN, ROBERT JR
FOREMAN, ROBERT JR

Rank: Sergeant First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 27-Oct-1938

Hometown: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Marital status: Married to Gudrun C. Foreman, one son, two daughters

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 24-Oct-1958

Start of tour: 3-Nov-1969

Incident date: 26-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Mar-1970

Age at death: 31

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Robert Foreman Jr was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 096 766

Place of interment: Mission Memorial Park, Seaside, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 046 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ROBERT FOREMAN JR
25 MARCH 1970
A TROOP, 1st SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Sergeant First Foreman distinguished himself for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 26 March 1970, while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Sergeant Foreman’s unit was acting as a reactionary force to an infantry company. Upon entering the contact area the troop received intense recoilless rifle, rocket-propelled grenade, small arms and automatic weapons fire from two companies of North Vietnamese soldiers. Sergeant Foreman received an intense amount of fire but remained to continue his assault of the bunkers. He repeatedly attacked the entrenched insurgents resulting in the destruction of three enemy bunkers and numerous North Vietnamese casualties. Sergeant First Class Foreman’s actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 1875 (14 May 1970)

 

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