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  • Wall Name:ROBERT L SMITH
  • Date of Birth:1/9/1946
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:MONROE
  • County of Record:MONROE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:62W, 17
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:6/8/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/31/1968
  • Home of Record:PAYNESVILLE
  • County of Record:STEARNS COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:62W, 18
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 62W, Row 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Petty Officer Second Class Loren Francis Studer, Served with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 8 (NMCB-8), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, United States Naval Forces Vietnam
  • Uncle Loren Studer: my guardian angel.

    Posted on 8/22/14
    Dear Uncle Loren though I never got the chance to meet you I love you with all my heart! I hear about this brave American hero that I get to call my at home. My father, your brother Carl, tells me stories so does grandma. I couldn't dream of what you saw, that would be to much. May God have another angel by his side to protect the ones in need. I will forever call you my guardian angel.

    With bunches of love,
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SWF2 Loren Francis Studer, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 7/9/12 - by Shari Kirkpatrick


  • I was there

    Posted on 6/11/12 - by Mike Moore

    Loren was a good man and a good Seabee. He was building a fuel storage tank when he was accidentally electrocuted.

    He was flown by helicopter to a hospital, but died in route.

    Do not understand why the military reported it as a heart attack.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/8/10 - by Robert Sage
    Loren is buried at Catholic Cemetery in Clarion, IA.
  • To an Old Friend Who is among the 'Forever Young'

    Posted on 5/19/05 - by Henry Sheffield
    We who knew you from childhood will ensure that you are always remembered.
  • Thank you Mate

    Posted on 5/28/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Loren Francis Studer, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!


  • My Good Friend

    Posted on 5/26/03 - by Morris Burnham
    Loren, here it is Memorial Day 2003 and I just found out you were killed, and it's been 35 years!

    I feel so sad...We roomed together in Oxnard, CA; you taught me to ride your new Harley,
    why you let me ride it I'll never know but I thank you for doing so. We served together in NMCB 8.
    We were proud to be Seabees!

    You were killed 1 month after I left Vietnam, I didn't know. I always wanted to ride up to Iowa
    and visit you, my friend. My good friend.

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