ROY T WESTBROOK
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

ROY THOMAS WESTBROOK

WALL NAME

ROY T WESTBROOK

PANEL / LINE

47W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DARLAC

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WHISTLER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mobile County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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LEFT FOR ROY THOMAS WESTBROOK
POSTED ON 7.25.2021

Ground Casualty

SP5 Roy T. Westbrook was a mechanic serving Headquarters & Headquarters Troop (HHT), 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division. The 1st Squadron was an armored reconnaissance unit deployed to Vietnam in the latter part of 1966 to serve as the eyes and ears of the 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands. Their basic mission was to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance of the Cambodian border and destroy North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units in the area. In the summer of 1968, Westbrook was critically injured in Darlac Province, RVN, while setting up a boobytrap at a night defensive position when the device accidently detonated. He was admitted to a military hospital where he expired on August 19, 1968. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org; obituary from The Anniston Star (Anniston, AL), August 25, 1968, courtesy of Ken Barr, Reference Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL]
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POSTED ON 8.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Roy Thomas Westbrook, 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 8.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Roy Thomas Westbrook, 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 6.16.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Roy is buried at Eastaboga Baptist Cemetery, Eastaboga, AL. PH
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POSTED ON 2.4.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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