ROBERT F STEELE
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

ROBERT FRANKLIN STEELE

WALL NAME

ROBERT F STEELE

PANEL / LINE

9W/70

DATE OF BIRTH

02/10/1950

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SELMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Van Buren County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT FRANKLIN STEELE
POSTED ON 9.15.2018

Robert "Bobby" Steele

You were born five years before me and I remember seeing you going through my hometown in a dusty blue 57 Chevy 4door. You graduated with my oldest sister in 1969 .
And now you lay at Mt Moria Cemetary outside Selma ,Iowa not far from my parents resting place. Your sister Debbie and I were classmates.
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POSTED ON 6.19.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Robert Franklin Steele, 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 1.27.2014
POSTED BY: John Ehardt

I was there

I was there in Cambodia with him. I was not involved in retrieving his body, but was involved getting Richard Bowman, who was killed in the same place.
Those images from that time will never leave me. It was sad then and still is to this day.
I would like to know where his final resting place is. For many years I somehow forgot his name, but after reconnecting with C 2/5 First Cav and seeing my brothers again, he will not be forgotten again.
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POSTED ON 10.20.2008
POSTED BY: Robert Lisenby (Indian)

I served with him in Cambodia

As I remember it he was killed on the 10th of June, 1970, a day after Richard Bowman died.It was on the 11th before we could retrieve their bodies due to heavy enemy fire.My best friend Larry Speight recieved the Silver Star in that incident, trying to get to them.
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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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