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ROBERT BYREL CANNON


is honored on Panel 45E, Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 9/24/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Robert Cannon,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is another autumn, and time has passed since this war. It is important 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 courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Dear Bobby

    Posted on 5/26/17 - by Melissa
    While we never met, I feel like I know you. You and my Dad were cousins, and he carried your picture in his wallet until he died. I now have your picture. How young you were, and so very brave. Your Mom used to tell me stories about you whenever we talked. I think of you every time I see a picture of a sailor, soldier, airman who has passed. I pray that those of us who are left make you proud, that we live our lives fully in a measure of respect for you and all others who have given their lives. May the Lord be with you.
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 4/27/17 - 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. :-(
  • Uncle Bobby

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by Amanda Cannon amanda.cannon03@gmail.com
    I never had the chance to meet my Uncle Bobby, but I was blessed to grow up learning about him from my father, uncle, grandparents, and family. I have always felt he was close to us. I am honored to tell my daughter of her great Uncle and his service to our country. Thank you Uncle Bobby for selflessly serving our country. You are loved and missed. I am so glad both Grandma and Grandpa are with you now.
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  • My older brother & fellow Marine.

    Posted on 9/6/15 - by Gerry Cannon cannongb50@gmail.com
    Sadly we only have one picture of my brother Bob when he was in Vietnam. I wish we had more. That picture was taken in the month of January 1968. He was killed on March 17, 1968 during Operation Worth. He was a squad radio man in the 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 1st Battalion, Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon, 1st Squad.
    He was in the first graduating class from Alter High school in 1966. He had a partial scholarship to Northwestern Univ. in Chicago and started there in the fall of 1966. He only stayed at Northwestern for a little than a month before he came back home. He said he was disgusted by all of the anti-war crap that was going on there. He talked to several branches of the military before he decided on the Marines. He enlisted in November of 1966 and was sent to Vietnam in November of 1967. He is the only Alter graduate that was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
    I was a senior at Alter in March of 1968 when Bob was killed. I had just enlisted in the Marines on a 120 day delay program. About a week later we had a visit on a Sunday evening from two Marines who informed us that Bob had been killed in action on March 17. He had a military funeral a couple of weeks later and is buried in Calvary Cemetary in Dayton, Ohio. Also, about a week after that Alter had beautiful Mass for the whole school on the front lawn to commemorate him. My brother Bill who graduated from Alter the year before (1967) was also in the Marines at that time. He was in radar school at 29 Palms Marine Corp Base. Bill went on to serve a four year term in the Marines. I also served four years in the Marines.
    Robert B Cannon’s name is listed on panel 45E, Line 9 of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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