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is honored on Panel 31E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 12/7/18 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Robert Willard Tewksbury

    Silver Star
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Army
    Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)
    Division: 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
    1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), General Orders No. 321 (January 15, 1968)
    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Robert Willard Tewksbury (ASN: RA-11482375), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Tweksbury distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 7 December 1967, while serving as a rifleman with Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during a combat mission near Dai Dong, Republic of Vietnam. When his unit came under intense hostile fire and all the crewmembers of an armored personnel carrier were wounded, Private First Class Tweksbury exposed himself to the enemy fire as he mounted the vehicle in an attempt to give covering fire for his wounded comrades. While placing effective suppressive fire on the enemy positions, Private First Class Tewksbury was mortally wounded. His gallant action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
  • Brother in Arms

    Posted on 12/7/17 - by George Ingino
    December 7 , 1967 (50 years ago) Tewks and I were brother in arms in the 1st Air Calvary.
    We spent a lot of time together before that day. Being in the same squad, we ate together, drank together and fought together.
    On the morning of December 7, we were told to saddle up and approach the village of Dai Dong. Choppers were getting sniper fire days before , so we knew they NVA wanted a fight. We didn't get far before we started receiving enemy fire.
    I was hit in the leg and went down. Tewks who was standing next to me , came to my aid and applied first aid and moved me into a APC which was being used as a shelter / morgue. He left me there and went back out to fight. 2 minutes later I saw our squad leader Smitty who looked at me and said ...
    Tewks is Dead... Shot trying to man the 50 caliper on top of the APC. He carried Tewks into the APC and left.... Later I was medivac with Tewks to Qui Non . There we separated. Forever....
    I will always remember December 7......
  • He is my brother.

    Posted on 4/13/14
    I just found this website and I'm so touched that someone that I don't know posted this picture but I am very thankful. I have missed him every day since December 7, 1967. this picture made me feel he is still with me.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Robert W Tewksbury, 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 4/24/13 - by Moira K. O'Regan


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