Nadeau, Robert John


Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 3-Feb-1949

Hometown: Westbrook, Maine

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 26-Jun-1968

Start of tour: 22-Jun-1969

Incident date: 25-Nov-1969

Date of casualty: 25-Nov-1969

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Unknown. Other causes.
Robert John Nadeau was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Tank commander on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Edward James Cormier
SSG Robert John Nadeau
SP4 Roger Bernard Schaefer

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 543 842

Place of interment: Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, Maine, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16W 121 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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