Raines, Robert Stephen


Rank: Staff Sergeant

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

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

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Dec-1944

Hometown: Greenwood, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 23-Jul-1962

Start of tour: 8-Mar-1969

Incident date: 2-Dec-1969

Date of casualty: 2-Dec-1969

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Robert Stephen Raines was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under rocket and mortar attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Came under hostile rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Robert Graham Curl
SSG Robert Stephen Raines

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 945 274

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: 15W 020 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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