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CALVIN ROBINSON


is honored on Panel 35W, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/27/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Calvin Robinson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/5/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Calvin is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnston, SC. DSC BSM PH
  • CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

    Posted on 4/2/10 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM


    SPECIALIST 4



    CALVIN ROBINSON





    served with





    COMPANY D



    6th BATTALION



    31st INFANTRY REGIMENT



    " PRO PATRIA "



    9th INFANTRY DIVISION



    " OLD RELIABLES "





    and became a posthumous recipient of the





    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS



    PURPLE HEART



    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL





    and was entitled to wear the



    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE











    THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

    AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL











    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN



    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE









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    CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE



    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS





    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Calvin Robinson, Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Specialist Four Robinson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 12 January 1969 while serving as radio-telephone operator on a night patrol near Cai Nua in Dinh Tuong Province. A numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force attacked the patrol and within minutes Specialist Robinson was wounded by a rocket- propelled grenade and automatic weapons fire. Finding that the assistant machine gunner had been seriously wounded, he voluntarily left a relatively safe location and went with the machine gunner to a site directly in the path of the main hostile element. Despite his painful injuries, Specialist Robinson worked feverishly to place an intense barrage on the aggressors which helped to turn back the first wave of the assault and enabled his comrades to move casualties and establish a perimeter behind a rice paddy dike. When the machine gun ran low on ammunition, he braved the communists' fusillade to pick up a re-supply and returned to his exposed position. As he and the machine gunner were continuing to hold back the overwhelming hostile force, they were both mortally wounded by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade. Specialist Four Robinson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.







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    SEE ALSO THE REMEMBRANCE FOR



    SPECIALIST 4



    JAMES PATRICK BARRIOS



    A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE



    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS






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  • Your life is not forgotten

    Posted on 1/12/06 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Calvin, Although we never met,
    I just want you to know you are
    not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
    sacrifice, your life for what you believed
    in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
    for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
    today.
    A true American Hero.
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  • Served With Him

    Posted on 10/1/03 - by Ed Fuller EdwardJFuller@hotmail.com
    You saved a lot of lives. I was proud to have served with you and to have known you as a friend. You are not forgotten.
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