RICHARD E TRASTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 45W, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

RICHARD EUGENE TRASTER

WALL NAME

RICHARD E TRASTER

PANEL / LINE

45W/6

DATE OF BIRTH

03/16/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/30/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MCMINNVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Yamhill County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD EUGENE TRASTER
POSTED ON 1.25.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…
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POSTED ON 8.17.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Richard Traster, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Radio Operator. Your 54th anniversary is soon, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Agent Orange Awareness Month. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.16.2016

Final Mission of PFC Richard E. Traster

At 0730 hours on August 30, 1968, CAPT James W. Jones, CWO William L. Vick, and SGT John R. Beck responded to an urgent request from Special Forces to render safe and recover an unexploded 122mm rocket which had impacted within the Special Forces Camp at Ha Thanh, located 25km west of Quang Ni in Southern I Corps. CAPT Jones, CWO Vick, and SGT Beck arrived at the Special Forces Camp via chopper at 1035 hours. They walked uphill to S-3 operations, entered operations shack, and were receiving verbal instructions on the locations of the dud round when at 1040 hours an incoming 122mm made a direct hit on the shack. CAPT Jones, CWO Vick, SGT Beck two Special Forces personnel, intelligence specialist MSGT Tadeusz Sosniak and radio operator PFC Richard E. Traster, and a civilian interpreter were killed in the blast and five wounded from this one round. [Taken from a declassified Command Chronology report from August 1968]
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POSTED ON 8.31.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Richard Eugene Traster, 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 8.30.2013
POSTED BY: A Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you my Nam brother for carrying more than your share.
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