ROBERT A O'CONNOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

ROBERT ANTHONY O'CONNOR

WALL NAME

ROBERT A O'CONNOR

PANEL / LINE

19W/19

DATE OF BIRTH

12/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CN

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT ANTHONY O'CONNOR
POSTED ON 5.23.2020
POSTED BY: howard pritchard

old days

we went to st jerome school together.hung out a lot.you,me,freddy ,skinny and others.i was on my way over to nam when i heard the news.have thought about you every year on memorial day.rip old frind
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2018

Ground Casualty

BUCN Robert A. O’Connor was a construction worker serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 58 (NMCB-58) located at Camp Shields at the Chu Lai Airfield complex in Quang Tin Province, RVN. At approximately 5:45 AM on August 12, 1969, six enemy 122mm rockets impacted near Camp Shields. One of the projectiles made a direct hit on berthing hut #511 which was occupied by BUCN O’Connor and others. O’Connor suffered fatal injuries in the blast. Another nine sailors were wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 4.9.2015
POSTED BY: Bob O'Connor

I see your name everyday.

We share the same name. I first visited the wall in 2005 I went in search of my friend Jeremiah Hayes Jr. You and Jerry rest on the same panel, very close to each other; you both were KIA on 12Aug1969. I needed a US Park Ranger to assist me because you both are at a high-point, so he offered a ladder for me to climb up and get a pencil-rubbing. As soon as I found Jerry my eyes were drawn to my -- our -- name; Robert A O'Connor. I could not leave without making a rubbing of both you and Jerry. To this day, I have both rubbings framed togther and hung in my home where I witness it everyday. I will never forget you, Jerry and all who gave their last measure for my freedom. Fair winds and following seas, Doc.
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CN Robert Anthony O'Connor, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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