ROBERT A KISCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

ROBERT ANTHONY KISCH

WALL NAME

ROBERT A KISCH

PANEL / LINE

24E/30

DATE OF BIRTH

05/03/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GARDEN CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Nassau County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT ANTHONY KISCH
POSTED ON 1.8.2022

Operation Kingfisher - July 29, 1967

Operation Kingfisher was a U.S. Marine Corps operation carried out near Con Thien, Quang Tri Province, RVN, lasting from July 16 to October 31, 1967. The objective of Kingfisher was to block entry of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces into the eastern portion of the province. Initially, only minor contact was made with the NVA. On July 28th, 2/9 Marines, supported by a platoon of tanks and several other tracked vehicles, moved north on Provincial Route 606 to make a spoiling attack into the Demilitarized Zone. The unit made no contact with the NVA and set up a night defensive position near the Ben Hai River. The following morning, as the unit was returning along the same route, a command detonated mine exploded, wounding five Marines. Further down the convoy, a second mine was detonated. The NVA then opened fire with small arms and mortar fire and attacked the armored vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades. The enemy hugged the U.S. column, preventing the use of air support and causing the column to break up into several separate firefights. The convoy then retreated; only through the use of napalm support were the Marines saved from a complete rout. The isolated companies set up night defensive positions and were relieved by 3/4 Marines on the morning of July 30th. U.S. casualties were 33 dead and 251 wounded. The lost personnel included CPL Dewey L. Beatty, LCPL Alan C. Erickson, PFC Eric M. Dewey, SGT James M. Lynch, PFC Charles W. Hollwedel, PFC Richard H. Taylor, PFC Jerry G. Wright, PFC Dennis E. Brown, LCPL Michael F. Gaffney, 2LT Robert A. Kisch, CPL Richard L. La Flair, LCPL Ronald L. McJunkin, LCPL Carl J. Olson, PVT Ricky W. Richardson, LCPL Allen J. White, LCPL Robert W. Wilfong, PFC John M. Dudley, CPL Robert L. Ellison, LCPL Walter C. Gibson, PFC Eddie L. Roberts, PFC William F. Seveney, CPL Lee R. Taylor, PFC Steven H. Bennefeld (body not recovered), LCPL Phillip Jacob, LCPL Richard H. Johnson, LCPL Larry V. Kinard, LCPL Anthony M. Leach, CPL Alfred J. Gaspar, LCPL James G. McGovern, LCPL James P. Proctor (died of wounds 08/01/1967), LCPL Henry W. Bernard, LCPL Stanley K. Patrick, and GYSGT David S. Prentice. Thirty-two NVA dead were counted and a further 175 were believed killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. Marines in Vietnam: Fighting the North Vietnamese 1967” by Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming; Image: Poncho-wrapped bodies of Marines wait to be put aboard a tank for evacuation]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2020
POSTED BY: Bill Kroen

Great friend

We were best friend at The Basic School. He was a wonderful guy who always made us laugh. My wife and I miss him. Thoughts and prayers on this Memorial Day.
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POSTED ON 12.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Robert Kisch, Thank you for your service as a Basic Infantry Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 6th Day of Christmas, Merry Christmas and happy New Year in heaven. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.16.2017
POSTED BY: Al Lupcho

Friend, never forgotten

We were close friends at Villanova from 62 to 66, and Bob was an outstanding student, athlete, and person. I spent 69 in Cua Viet near the DMZ (A Naval Officer attached to 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division,) and Bob's heroism was still being talked about. I remember Kris and many good times. Still thinking of you!
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POSTED ON 9.19.2017
POSTED BY: Krysteen Wescott

Your Friend helped me and remembers you

Your picture was supplied by your classmate Walt who remembers you. He sent me an article and picture so please know you are missed.
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