ROBERT M SNELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

ROBERT MICHAEL SNELL

WALL NAME

ROBERT M SNELL

PANEL / LINE

22W/49

DATE OF BIRTH

02/14/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LAMESA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dawson County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT MICHAEL SNELL
POSTED ON 7.2.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Attack on FSB Berchtesgaden - June 14, 1969

Firebase Berchtesgaden (also known as Firebase Eagle's Nest or Hill 1030) was a U.S. Army firebase located west of Hue overlooking the A Shau Valley in Thua Thien Province, RVN. At 4:30 AM on June 14, 1969, troopers of the 3rd Brigade, U.S. 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) at FSB Berchtesgaden were attacked by 30 to 50 North Vietnamese soldiers employing small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire as well as satchel charges. The troopers defended with unit weapons and were supported by U.S. Navy A-7 jet attack aircraft from the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Army helicopter gunships, and a USAF AC-47 Spooky gunships. Thirty-one enemy were killed, one crew-served weapon was captured, and two enemy, who were captured during the fight while penetrating the outer defensive perimeter, were detained. U.S. casualties were twelve killed and 46 wounded. The lost Americans included SP4 Bobby R. Brown, CPL Michael J. Dodge, SP4 Paul S. Goc Jr., CPL Cutburt Hurtault, SP4 Louis J. Kelly, SP4 Armando A. Minor, SP4 Malcom E. Mitchell, SGT David T. Sitton, CPT Robert M. Snell, SP4 Ruben Urdialez, PFC Johnny Wiles, and PFC David A. Worrell. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Headquarters, Military Assist Command, Vietnam, Monthly Summary, June 1969]
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POSTED ON 6.15.2019
POSTED BY: Sgt Charles R Dodds US ARMY

Lift Your Wings And Soar High Capt Snell

For your heroic bravery and your ultimate sacrifice for our country I just want you to know how grateful I am for you. First as a fellow Texan and second as a fellow trooper I shall never forget you sir! Go Airborne Capt Snell. Soar with the angels. God Rest Your Soul.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Mike Hayes

Happy Birthday Captain!!!

Just a note to let you know my wife and I are thinking of you and your service to our country today. Thank you sir.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Ahmed Danso-Faried (Fmr. CPT, Infantry, USA)

Honoring the Fallen

General Scales' article on Washington Post brought me here. Rest in Peace CPT. Snell.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Gary Partridge

Feeling sad

I just finished reading Mr. Scales article in the Washington Post and felt a wave of sadness sweep over me. Young lives taken in war leave an emptiness that cannot be filled. The loss just seems so incoherent and unjust. I pray for all of the young men who gave their all.
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