ROBERT B ELDRIDGE
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 33 OF THE WALL

ROBERT BURCH ELDRIDGE

WALL NAME

ROBERT B ELDRIDGE

PANEL / LINE

16W/33

DATE OF BIRTH

01/08/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROCK HILL

COUNTY OF RECORD

York County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT BURCH ELDRIDGE
POSTED ON 7.22.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Robert Eldridge,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Mary Metz Gwin

Remembering a Childhood Friend

Robert (Bobby)Eldridge and I were childhood friends; he was literally "the boy next door" during the time he and his family lived in Greenville, SC. I remember the special closeness he had with his father. Together, they built a large, complex, miniature railroad in their basement. The set was complete with mulltiple trains, landscapes,and buildings--a little world father and son shared. Later, the family moved to Rock Hill and after college I moved to Atlanta. I did not see Robert again until I came back to Greenville for a visit. It happened that he, too, visited Greenville at the same time. He was about to leave for Viet Nam, and wanted to see the neighborhood where he lived as a child. We talked about the years in between. He was still the decent, kind, gentle person I knew as a child. I will always remember him, and pray that God grant him peace.
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POSTED ON 1.24.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

1LT Robert B. Eldridge was a field artillery unit commander serving with the Headquarters & Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Artillery, 1st Infantry Division. 1LT Eldridge began his tour in Vietnam on May 28, 1969. He was later medically evacuated to the United States for the treatment of cancer. He succumbed to his illness on November 5, 1969 at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington D.C. His father was present at the time of his death. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 10.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Robert Burch Eldridge, 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
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POSTED ON 3.18.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, York County, SC.
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