ROBERT L WILLARD
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEROY WILLARD

WALL NAME

ROBERT L WILLARD

PANEL / LINE

3W/117

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN GIANG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/28/1971

HOME OF RECORD

FREDERICK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Frederick County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LEROY WILLARD
POSTED ON 3.10.2024
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 1.9.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Robert Willard, Thank you for your service as a Radio Teletype Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy New Year. 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 8.2.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Robert L. Willard

SP4 Robert L. Willard was a radio telephone operator serving with the 504th Signal Detachment, 525th Military Intelligence Group. SP4 Willard was stationed at a remote army base which was shared with a small ARVN contingent in the south of Vietnam at Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province. Ha Tien was a former French fishing village located on the Gulf of Siam at the Cambodian border. The base where Willard served with about five other Americans was on top of a hill overlooking the village. The operation was run by a U.S. Army major from the 525th MI Group. At approximately 11:00 PM on July 28, 1971, Willard was returning a civilian to the village in one of the unit’s jeeps when they were attacked by local Viet Cong elements. The enemy force was able to disable the jeep with grenades, then moved in and fired on Willard with small arms. A reaction force of four Americans from the base came down the hill where they found Willard dead and his passenger slightly injured. The attackers had already fled. Willard was placed in a body bag and returned to base where he was removed by helicopter the next day. During a memorial service at the base a few days later it was announced that Willard had been posthumously promoted to sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Mark Pifher (July 2017)]
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POSTED ON 7.28.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Robert Leroy Willard, 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 10.20.2007
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD.
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