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ROBERT THOMAS ELLIOTT III


is honored on Panel 44W, Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 9/9/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/1/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lt Robert Elliott,
    Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantry Unit Commander. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Tribute to Sky Soldier

    Posted on 6/27/18 - by Mike Switzer
    On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 4/30/18 - by Jerry Sandwisch wood cty. ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Robert my fellow SKY SOLDIER.
  • Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 2/28/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    2LT Robert T. Elliott III was an infantry unit commander (airborne qualified) assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalionn, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. On September 8, 1968, he was ordered to place a squad-size night ambush near a Viet Cong infiltration route in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. Elliott had only been in Vietnam three week and was a poor map reader and, according to several of his NCO’s, he became lost, leading his men around the jungle for over an hour and passing the planned ambush site twice. Elliott chose a second location for the ambush, divided his men in three groups, two to be listening posts along a well-traveled trail and the third to accompany him as the command post. The men were confused by the last-minute changes and the command post position was not clearly indicated. Later, one of his men was mistaken for the enemy and the command post was fired on. Elliott was fatally wounded in the abdomen. He died before medics could treat him. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book Fragging by George Lepre]
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