VIETNAM - ROBALIN, ALBERT SIMON JR

Robalin, Albert Simon Jr

VIETNAM - ROBALIN, ALBERT SIMON JR
ROBALIN, ALBERT SIMON JR

Rank: Specialist 5

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

MOS: 31B – Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic

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: Regular

Date of birth: 31-Jul-1949

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 27-Oct-1966

Start of tour: 5-Jul-1971

Incident date: 28-Dec-1971

Date of casualty: 28-Dec-1971

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of other causes. Other Accident. Accidental homicide.
Albert Simon Robalin Jr died while a gunner on a military vehicle on a military mission when an explosive device detonated. / Individual was a gunner on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on reconnaissance mission.  Explosive device was detonated. Unknown if result of hostile action. Invistigation: Individual was sitting in rear of APC when M-16 was accidently discharged from within the APC, striking individual in abdomen.

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 043 215

Place of interment: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 02W 092 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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