Lewis, Robert Raymond


Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

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: Reserve

Date of birth: 16-Sep-1946

Hometown: Annandale, Virginia

Marital status: Married to Margaret A. Lewis

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 22-Mar-1969

Start of tour: 10-Mar-1970

Incident date: 25-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 25-Apr-1970

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Robert Raymond Lewis was killed while on a combat operation when a booby trap detonated. / On ambush patrol mission.  Detonated a booby trapped automatic ambush position.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Michael George Bazel
SP4 Ralph Owen Hill
1LT Robert Raymond Lewis

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 508 852

Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 050 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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