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

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT MICHAEL SNELL
POSTED ON 6.14.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Robert Michael Snell, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.14.2012
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Distinguished Service Cross



Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War



The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Field Artillery) Robert Michael Snell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, 320th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division. Captain Snell distinguished himself on 14 June 1969 while serving as an artillery liaison officer to the 327th Infantry. In the early morning hours, an intense mortar attack followed by a ground assault was launched against Fire Support Base Berchtesgaden. When the first enemy rounds hit, several personnel were injured and in need of immediate medical attention. Captain Snell, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved fifty meters from his protected bunker through the heavy volume of enemy mortar fire to assist the wounded. He carried one wounded soldier back to the safety of the bunker and was going out the bunker door to retrieve another man when a round impacted at his feet and mortally wounded him. Captain Snell's unselfish dedication to his fellow soldiers was directly responsible for saving the life of the man he had carried to safety. Captain Snell's extraordinary heroism and dedication to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 166 (January 19, 1970)



Action Date: June 14, 1969



Service: Army



Rank: Captain



Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery



Battalion: 2d Battalion



Regiment: 320th Artillery



Division: 101st Airborne Division

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POSTED ON 2.4.2012

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Robert Michael SNELL, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfor tother hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Michael is buried at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.
DFC BSM/V with 2 OLC PH ARCOM
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POSTED ON 6.23.2006
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown

USMA CLASS OF 66

Robert was a distinguished member of the United States Military Academy, Class of 66. In that class, 30 graduates perished in Vietnam. Robert won the Distinguished Service Cross in the action that cost him his life. He is buried at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
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