ROBERT A LAYTON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

ROBERT ALLEN LAYTON JR

WALL NAME

ROBERT A LAYTON JR

PANEL / LINE

21W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

07/23/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CARNEYS POINT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Salem County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

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LEFT FOR ROBERT ALLEN LAYTON JR
POSTED ON 1.6.2009
POSTED BY: W. F. Megonigal, Jr. Col. USMC Ret.

Bobby...Always Young

From Delta Tau Delta to the Delta. All those beers, all of those late nights, all of our discussions, and all of our self-confidence. May you be always young. Still thinking of you.

Walt
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POSTED ON 10.11.2007

Put A Face With A Name

Robert A. Layton Jr. is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on www.njvvmf.org.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 3.19.2004
POSTED BY: Art Layton

My brother

My brother and I were almost complete opposites. He was good-looking and popular. I always got better grades and read alot.

After he died, I thought (and still think) about him every day. My thoughts were about the loss to me, our
parents and the nation. When his point man got shot in an ambush, he just had to try to rescue him. He died, along with 8 other men from his platoon that day on Butterfly Hill.
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