ROBERT G ELGIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 48E, LINE 2 OF THE WALL

ROBERT GERALD ELGIN

WALL NAME

ROBERT G ELGIN

PANEL / LINE

48E/2

DATE OF BIRTH

01/09/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN FRANCISCO

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT GERALD ELGIN
POSTED ON 1.9.2019
POSTED BY: KATHERINE FERRY

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday daddy, you would been celebrating your 80th Birthday today. but instead you're celebrating 50 yrs in heaven with our lord and savor,
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POSTED ON 7.22.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSGT Robert Elgin,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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 4.4.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Robert Gerald Elgin
Date of birth: January 9, 1939
Date of death: April 4, 1968
Place of Birth: Washington, Hoquiam
Home of record: San Francisco California
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

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 Staff Sergeant [then Sergeant] Robert Gerald Elgin (ASN: RA-19862498), United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 505th Infantry Regiment, 101st Air Cavalry Division, on 6 April 1968. Staff Sergeant Elgin distinguished himself while on a combat operation near the village of Then Thien Tra, Republic of Vietnam. As his company came under intense automatic weapons fire, Staff Sergeant Elgin, who was a fire team leader among the point elements, directed his fire team members to more tenable locations, while laying down a base of covering fire for them. Staff Sergeant Elgin refused to pull back until his men were in their new positions. On his way back to join his men, he discovered two wounded soldiers. Staff Sergeant Elgin pulled one to a covered position and then returned through an intense hail of enemy automatic weapons fire to get the second man. As he approached within 20 meters of safety with the second man, Staff Sergeant Elgin was mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 101st Air Cavalry Division, General Orders No. 3761 (July 18, 1968)

Action Date: April 4, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)

Regiment: 505th Infantry Regiment

Division: 101st Air Cavalry Division
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POSTED ON 11.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Robert Gerald Elgin, 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 10.19.2009
POSTED BY: KATHY FERRY

MY DAD

WE MISS YOU DAD
LOVE KATHY AND TINA
AND YOUR GRANDKIDS

PAUL,KENNETH,MICHAEL,MARC
REBECKAH,ASHLEA

JOHNATHAN,DAVID, DESIREE
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