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  • Date of Birth:10/20/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/30/1968
  • Home of Record:HAYSI
  • County of Record:DICKENSON COUNTY
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:53E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Wall Name:SOREN PRIP
  • Date of Birth:10/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:4/30/1968
  • Home of Record:GRAYSLAKE
  • County of Record:LAKE COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:53E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 53E, Row 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Never Forgotten-

    Posted on 1/9/17 - by Laura Lee Eckstein
    Like so many others, I wore a bracelet with Lt. Col. Pietsch's name for many years. As the personnel were returned, I searched, hoping that I would see that he was found and returned to the country he loved.
    After many years, I was able to send my bracelet to his father, via the U.S. Air Force. I had a wonderful letter from his dad, telling me all about his son and his family. They have been in my prayers always.
    Although I never knew him, he will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • To the family

    Posted on 12/21/15 - by Jodi Montgomery
    Finding this website brought me to tears ~ Lt Col Pietch has held a place in my heart and prayers since I began wearing his MIA bracelet decades ago. My father was a navy combat pilot during the Vietnam War and i can appreciate the sacrifice Robert and his family made simply choosing to serve in the first place. There are no words to sufficiently express the debt of gratitude we all owe Robert and his family for the ultimate sacrifice he was called to make for the peace of our nation. Humbly...
  • Maj Robert pietsch

    Posted on 11/7/15 - by
    I also wore Maj Pietsch's bracelet for several years. I came across it today so I looked up his name. Glad to read there was finally closure for his family.
  • Braclet 1968

    Posted on 5/22/15 - by Linda Lee Whelan-Floyd
    I have a bracelet on Major Robert Pietsch dated 5-1-68. I have kept it all these years. I tried finding out about him for years. I wore the bracelet for years in hopes of hearing about his status. I looked him up today because I am passing on the bracelet to my granddaughter Larkin Whelan Reilly for her 16th birthday. As I am 67, I want to give things away to people that have a great feeling for the past and have an appreciation for their country. It was good to read about him. What a fine man.
  • Robert's bracelet

    Posted on 2/10/15 - by Melanie Moore
    My name is Melanie originally from Edison, NJ. In 1970 (I believe) I was a teenager with 2 brothers of draft age. I bought and proudly wore for years Robert's POW/MIA bracelet. I tried for many years to find your family to give you the bracelet. In the 90's I contacted the Veteran's Administration in hopes they would return it to your family. Over the years I have visited the memorial and never forgot his name or sacrifice. I always looked for a way to find out more about Robert. Today I found this site and see that he was returned home. I hope your family is at peace.
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