VIETNAM - ROTHER, ROBERT DAWSON JR

Rother, Robert Dawson Jr

VIETNAM - ROTHER, ROBERT DAWSON JR
ROTHER, ROBERT DAWSON JR

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 24-Nov-1949

Hometown: St Louis, Missouri

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 26-Sep-1969

Start of tour: 23-Jun-1970

Incident date: 23-Aug-1970

Date of casualty: 23-Aug-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Robert Dawson Rother Jr was killed while the driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a mine detonated. / Driver on tank on reconnaissance mission.  Vehicle detonated hostile mine. / Driver on tank on reconnaissance mission.  Vehicle detonated hostile mine.

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP5 Chester Roy Reese Jr
PFC Robert Dawson Rother Jr

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 294 283

Place of interment: Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Affton, Missouri, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 134 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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