ROBERT V VINSCOTSKI
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

ROBERT VALENTI VINSCOTSKI

WALL NAME

ROBERT V VINSCOTSKI

PANEL / LINE

33E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

09/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LAM DONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PUTNAM VALLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Putnam County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT VALENTI VINSCOTSKI
POSTED ON 12.6.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Robert V. Vinscotski

On January 2, 1968, 2nd Platoon, C Company, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, was pursuing Viet Cong elements on the Di Linh Plateau, southeast of Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, RVN. The operation flushed out several enemy trail watchers. At noon, the paratroopers entered the clearing of a narrow saddle connecting two hills. Several small skirmishes with the VC took place there. Later that afternoon, the platoon divided, and 1st Squad went east uphill while 2nd and 3rd began working their way westward towards the summit of another hill. Unbeknownst to them, a well-fortified enemy was waiting in bunkers along the length of the ridgeline. Within seconds, they unleashed a barrage of fire on the outnumbered paratroopers. The enemy inflicted multiple casualties on 2nd Platoon, particularly to 1st Squad. Six troopers were killed and another 16 wounded. They included SP4 Alan L. Blair, SGT Furman L. Johnson, PFC Hans Kletinger, SP4 Ronald O. Marquez, PFC Floyd P. Skaggs, and PFC Robert L. Williams. SP4 Bair died after being wounded in the leg by a grenade, his body found in a bamboo thicket where he bled to death after evading the enemy. SP4 Robert V. Vinscotski, who had been seriously wounded during the battle and medivacked with other injured paratroopers, died two days later from his wounds. PFC Skaggs was posthumously promoted to corporal. [Taken from the book “My Gift to You” by Jerald W. Berry]
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POSTED ON 10.5.2015

Robert Vinscotski remembered by his fellow soldiers

The military picture of Robert Vinscotski came from the book MY GIFT TO YOU, which includes the stories and pictures of American soldiers who died in Vietnam while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (the Currahees), 101st Airborne Division. The pictures were allowed for use for the Faces Never Forgotten project by the author and fellow Currahee soldier Jerald "Jerry" Berry.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Robert Valenti Vinscotski, 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 3.6.2012

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(Photo Credit: Jane Fulkerson) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 6.22.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at St Francis Cemetery in Mount Kisco, NY. PH
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