ROBERT L FREEMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEE FREEMAN

WALL NAME

ROBERT L FREEMAN

PANEL / LINE

24W/40

DATE OF BIRTH

04/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

YPSILANTI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washtenaw County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LEE FREEMAN
POSTED ON 3.29.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

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Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 7.24.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 10.15.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Robert Freeman,
Thank you for your service as a Cannon Fire Direction Specialist. 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 8.1.2018

Attack on Husky Compound – May 18, 1969

At approximately 1:00 AM on May 18, 1969, elements of the U.S. Army 54th Artillery Group at Husky Compound, a defensive position one mile east of Xuan Loc, Long Khanh Province, RVN, came under a ground assault by an unknown-size enemy force firing AK-47’s, automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and tossing satchel charges. The attack was preceded by a mortar barrage. The enemy, later identified as part of the North Vietnamese Army’s 5th Division, penetrated a portion of the 54th’s perimeter but were driven out by the artillerymen. The artillery troops defended their position against the assaulting enemy with their own rifle and automatic weapons fire and the use of their artillery cannons, lowered for point-blank for delivery at close range. Helicopter gunships responded to the fight, and tactical air support along with AC-47 gunship cover was provided. As the action continued, an element of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in tanks and armored personnel carriers moved to the area and engaged the enemy force. Fighting continued until approximately 6:00 AM when the enemy disengaged. Later policing of the battlefield revealed 24 enemy dead, some of whom were killed on the perimeter barbed wire. U.S. casualties were 14 killed and 39 wounded. The lost Americans included SP5 Larry J. Budde, CPT Allen R. Culpepper, PFC Henry F. Evans, SP5 Robert L. Freeman, CPL Larry L. Holmes, SP5 John J. Laskowski, SSG Kenneth E. Lockhart, CPL Gary D. McCray, PFC Ronnie E. Parker, SP5 Patrick L. Rice, CPT Norman P. Singer, SGT Dana M. Sykes, and SP4 Garry L. Uplinger. One U.S. Naval personnel, CE2 Philip L. Grieser from Seabee Team 1013, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 10 (NMCB-10), was killed by shrapnel. CPT Singer, a battalion surgeon, was killed by an incoming enemy mortar round while rendering first aid to personnel who were in a perimeter gun pit. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Operational Report - Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 5th Battalion, 2nd Artillery, Period Ending October 31, 1969]
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POSTED ON 4.2.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Five Robert Lee Freeman, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 35th Artillery Group, 54th Artillery Group, Second Field Force, United States Army Vietnam.
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