ROBERT C AGUADO
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

ROBERT CHARLES AGUADO

WALL NAME

ROBERT C AGUADO

PANEL / LINE

22E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT CHARLES AGUADO
POSTED ON 8.29.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
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POSTED ON 5.3.2006
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 5.23.2005
POSTED BY: Ernie

Thanks for the memories

Bob, it seems as if I always knew you. Our families at one time were very close, a relationship dating back to the 1930's. Though only five years older than me, you were wise and mature beyond your years. My earliest recollections were of your great interest in military history. Not blood and guts, but history. It seemed to me you were always either going to school or working. On visits to your house, I'd always manage to sneak up to your room and glory in the model airplanes and military models you bought and built.
You'd come in from work, tired, but you found time to talk to me about this plane and that tank. I must have been a nusiance, but you never complained. You were generous to a fault and I never went home without your giving me a model you had built or a the latest airplane kit you had bought.
You loved and were loyal to your family. You finished college, became a police officer and then went into the army. In June of 1967, while in the army and stationed in California, I got a letter from my Mom telling me of your death. I couldn't have felt worse if you had been one of my brothers. I went to the Nam in late Dec 1967. History was being made there and your love of history had rubbed off on me. Years later, while watching the movie FORREST GUMP, I choked-up when Gump arrives in Nam and is assigned to the 47th Inf, 9th inf Div down in the delta. That was your old outfit. I'll never forget you Bob. And Welcome Home.
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POSTED ON 4.8.2005
POSTED BY: Your Niece

An Uncle, A Brother

You were never forgotten by your older brother, my father who treasured your memory and did not let your life go unremebered by even those of us who were not even alive when you died.
He loved you a lot and missed you always.
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POSTED ON 1.6.2005
POSTED BY: Elizabeth C. (Scoggin) Roberts

Thanks for your letters.

I am the catholic school girl that you wrote letters to from Vietnam. I was 11 years old then. I am 48 now. I never forgot you. I still have the two letters I got from you. In your first letter dated 3-24-67 you told me that you were going to send the first card I sent you home. These were your words - "There are things, little mementos everyone loves to keep and the card you sent is one of those mementos." Your second and last letter was dated 5-19-67. It was exactly one month before you were killed. You thanked me for my thoughtfulness because I sent you comic books. You described the people and the country of Vietnam to me. You included drawings of the traditional women's clothes because you thought I'd be most interested in them. I tried to write regularly. The nuns at St. Mary's Parochial School in the Canal Zone, Panama, where I went to school encouraged us to write so that we could be helpful in some way to the soldiers who were fighting in Vietnam. I wrote you a letter on 8-30-67 and I got it back stamped "Verfied Deceased Return to Sender." I have kept your letters with me all these years. They are my mementos of you, a man I never met but who I am so grateful to. As a child I did not understand why you were at war or really what happened to you. I think I understand now. I hope I do. I want to thank you for taking the time to write a child you did not know. You did so with such sweetness and caring in the midst of such a terrible war. You took the time to try to teach me about the people and country of Vietnam thru your descriptions and drawings. You taught me a lot when you did that. Your life and your sacrifice taught me a lot. Thank you for being you. And thank you for your sacrifice. God bless you.

Love, Liz Scoggin (Roberts)
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