ROBERT E LANGSTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 75 OF THE WALL

ROBERT EBERT LANGSTON

WALL NAME

ROBERT E LANGSTON

PANEL / LINE

23W/75

DATE OF BIRTH

03/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TAMPA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT EBERT LANGSTON
POSTED ON 3.5.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 2.21.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 6.5.2022

Final Mission of PFC Robert E. Langston

On June 5, 1969, a 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division task force consisting of Companies B and C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, and Companies A and C, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 5th Infantry, elements of the 3/49 Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Regiment, and Company A, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor clashed sharply with the 268th Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army Regiment three miles northwest of Trang Bang in Hau Nghia Province, RVN. At 12:48 PM, the allied forces engaged a large concentration of entrenched enemy soldiers. Artillery and helicopter gunships were brought to bear on the enemy positions. In the exchange of fire, six Americans were killed, thirteen wounded, and three armored personnel carriers destroyed. The lost personnel included (from A/1/5) PFC Robert E. Langston (posthumously awarded Bronze Star medal), PFC Patrick E. Poppenga, and 2LT James D. Walker (posthumously awarded Silver Star medal); (from C/1/5) SP4 David P. Callahan and PFC James A. Mardis Jr.; and (from HHC/1/5) SP4 Charles M. Ramsey. Langston and Poppenga were posthumously promoted to Corporal, and Ramsey was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. A helicopter gunship from the 116th Assault Helicopter Company, call sign Stinger 552, a UH-1C (#66-00552), was shot down, crashing in the middle of the enemy position. Three crewmen survived the initial crash but were killed on the ground. The lost crew included pilots WO1 Richard J. Holman and 1LT Jimmy W. Crisp, crew chief SP4 Ronald R. Baker, and gunner SP4 Steven W. Herring. [Taken from virtualwall.org and 12thinfantry2ndbattalion.com]
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POSTED ON 2.21.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Robert Langston, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 73rd birthday was 3 days ago, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. 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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