VIETNAM - RIGGS, ROBERT CHARLES

Riggs, Robert Charles

VIETNAM - RIGGS, ROBERT CHARLES
RIGGS, ROBERT CHARLES

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: 25-Oct-1945

Hometown: East Hartford, Connecticut

Marital status: Married to Linda B. Riggs

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 24-Dec-1968

Incident date: 24-Jan-1969

Date of casualty: 24-Jan-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Robert Charles Riggs died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle on a combat operation when hostile mine detonated

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Marys Cemetery, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 34W 071 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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