BOBBY G PETERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

BOBBY GENE PETERSON

WALL NAME

BOBBY G PETERSON

PANEL / LINE

24E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

07/23/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1967

HOME OF RECORD

IDAHO FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bonneville County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BOBBY GENE PETERSON
POSTED ON 2.25.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Attack on Phuoc Vinh Base Camp - July 27, 1967

Phuoc Vinh Base Camp was a U.S. Army base north of Bien Hoa in Binh Duong Province, RVN. On July 27, 1967, the camp and airfield were attacked with 137 rounds of 122mm rocket and 82mm mortar fire. Thirteen U.S. were killed in the barrage and 71 were wounded. The lost Americans included the following U.S. Army personnel: SP4 William L. Amos, PFC John C. Biondillo, SP4 Merl W. Ferguson, SGT William Gazard, SP4 Kenneth L. Hendrix, SP4 David L. Meyers, SFC Leroy A. Nelson, SP4 Bobby G. Peterson, PFC Ernest Phillips, PFC Richard J. Wehrheim, and SP5 Harold E. Young. SGT John R. Evans was accidently killed during the bombardment while he was helping another soldier out of a foxhole when a rifle discharged. The errant round struck Evans, fatally injuring him. An airman on the base from the 8th Aerial Port Squadron was also killed, SSGT Harold D. Moneysmith. Moneysmith and a couple other Air Force personnel were stationed at Phuoc Vinh to handle logistics for Air Force flights to and from the base. He was reportedly outside of his tent when the 9:00 PM attack began and suffered a fragmentation wound to the neck. There were light equipment and material damage sustained at the installation. A later Allied search and destroy operation located the enemy 122mm rocket positions approximately four miles northwest of the base. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Office of Information, monthly press release for July 1967]
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POSTED ON 7.23.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Bobby Gene Peterson, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 7.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Bobby Gene Peterson, 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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POSTED ON 7.12.2012

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 1.28.2009
POSTED BY: Michelle

My Daddy served with Bobby

I would like to find anyone who served with Bobby in Vietnam. My dad served with Bobby and was with him when he died. His name was Samuel Slavens.
Thanks in advance,
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