ROBERT WASHINGTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 106 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WASHINGTON

WALL NAME

ROBERT WASHINGTON

PANEL / LINE

10W/106

DATE OF BIRTH

01/15/1949

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/26/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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LEFT FOR ROBERT WASHINGTON
POSTED ON 4.1.2024

Final Mission of SSG Robert Washington

The Cambodian incursion was a series of military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia in mid-1970 by South Vietnam and the United States. Thirteen operations were conducted by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) between April 29th and July 22nd, and by U.S. forces between May 1st and June 30th. The objective of the campaign was the defeat of the approximately 40,000 troops of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Viet Cong (VC) in the eastern border regions of Cambodia. On May 6th, the U.S. 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division, launched Operation Toan Thang 44 against Base Areas 353, 354 and 707 located across the border north and northeast of Tay Ninh Province, RVN. U.S. forces also hunted for the elusive Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN), the alleged command center for communist efforts in South Vietnam. Search operations were conducted around the Cambodian town of Memot; however, the search proved futile. The 1st and 2nd Brigades continued searching Base Areas 707 and 353 on May 26, 1970. Contact was light and scattered, with one significant cache located. Earlier that morning, at 4:40 AM, a night defensive position 200 yards southwest of Memong occupied by 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division forces received small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire from an unknown-sized enemy force. The American unit from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, returned fire with unit weapons and received artillery, aerial rocket artillery, Light Fire Team (helicopter gunships), and U.S. Air Force AC-119G Shadow and Night Hawk gunship support. Enemy losses were unknown; U.S. forces sustained four killed and twenty-one wounded. The lost personnel included PFC William J. Bunting, SFC Carl W. Crowe (Silver Star), PFC Clarence R. Lavoie, and SSG Robert Washington. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and “Operational Report - Lessons Learned, 25th Infantry Division, Period Ending 31 July 1970” at archive.org]
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POSTED ON 3.23.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.8.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Robert Washington, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Veterans’ Day is in 3 days, and today is Election Day. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2022
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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