VIETNAM - HUSTER, ROBERT RICHARD

Huster, Robert Richard

VIETNAM - HUSTER, ROBERT RICHARD
HUSTER, ROBERT RICHARD

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Note: 3rd platoon, Track L-32

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 27-May-1946

Hometown: Newark, New Jersey

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 3-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 8-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 8-Apr-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Robert Richard Huster was passenger on armored personnel carrier which was hit by hostile recoilless rifle round.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, New Jersey, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 17E 125 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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