ROBERT J BRIDGES JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JAN BRIDGES JR

WALL NAME

ROBERT J BRIDGES JR

PANEL / LINE

40E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

01/05/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MITCHELL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Davison County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM2

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JAN BRIDGES JR
POSTED ON 7.1.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANKS

Dear HM Robert Bridges,
Thank you for your service as a Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. Semper Fi. Thank you for the lives you saved. This is Independence Day weekend, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.19.2016
POSTED BY: Tom Burgdorf

Awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star to HM3 Robert J. Bridges, Jr, who participated in over 15 combat operations - On 7 January 1966, Hm3 Bridges, while accompanying the Quang Xuyen District intelligence team personally disarmed a 50 kilo water mine. Realizing the potential intelligence value and intended use of the mine, as well as the possibility of booby traps, disregarding his own personal safety, Hm3 Bridges removed the detonating wires from the mine and single-handedly carried it to a LCVP and loaded it aboard. The entire action was performed despite intense enemy small arms fire. Hm3 Bridges' example of personal courage and military proficiency was an inspiration to the Vietnamese Regional Force soldiers he accompanied and materially contributed to the success of the United States advisory effort. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Service: Navy
Rank: Hospital Corpsman Second Class
Battalion: 3rd Medical Battalion
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear HM2 Robert Jan Bridges Jr, 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 2.19.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi, Doc.

Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
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POSTED ON 4.18.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in a Group burial. He has a memorial marker at American Legion Cemetery (Mitchell), Mitchell,SD.

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