ROBERT J ACHAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOHN ACHAS

WALL NAME

ROBERT J ACHAS

PANEL / LINE

1E/95

DATE OF BIRTH

01/01/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/14/1965

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sangamon County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JOHN ACHAS
POSTED ON 1.1.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Robert John Achas, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2019

Robert

Robert......Honoring you on your birthday.....God Bless...You will never be forgotten..
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POSTED ON 3.9.2018

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

CPL Louie S. Parham and LCPL Robert J. Achas were riflemen serving with 1st Platoon, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. On March 14, 1965, they were at an outpost on Hill 271 in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when they and another Marine were tasked with investigating a noise. While returning to the outpost, the three were fired on by another Marine on the hill with a M14 rifle. Both Achas and Parham were critically wounded, and the third man suffered only minor injuries. A medevac was requested to their location. At the time of the helicopter was landing on Hill 271, unidentified activity was reported in that area. The three wounded were evacuated with the shooter, who went into shock after the incident. Achas suffered two penetrating wounds, one to the abdomen and the other to the chest. He died two and half hours after being wounded. Parham was hit three times, including in the abdomen and groin. He underwent 6½ hours of surgery by three attending surgeons and received seven thousand units of blood at Zui Tan ARVN Hospital. He was transferred the following day to the 8th Army Field Hospital at Nha Trang where he expired the day after. The slightly wounded Marine, who had a superficial fragment injury near his right eye, disappeared before any treatment was administered. The shooter was retained at the dispensary for observation and treatment. Back on Hill 271, illumination rounds were requested over the hilltop, which dispersed the unidentified personnel. There was no more contact for the remainder of the night. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.18.2017
POSTED BY: David Brookshire

Died for freedom

Corpl I had already returned stateside when you gave all. I salute you as a defender of America.
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POSTED ON 3.14.2017
POSTED BY: Ray Acha

Remembering You Today .....

Thank you, Robert & May God Bless You, Forever ....
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