|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1949|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Branch: United States Marine Corps
INDIA CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
July 12, 1967
Upper Darby Marine Dies In Vietnam
A 1967 graduate of Msgr. Bonner High School who warned his friends not to enlist in the Marine Corps until the war was over has been killed in action at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. Marine Lance Cpl. Robert A. Resnick Jr., 19, of 7267 Glenthorne Rd., Upper Darby, died on July 4 when he was struck by an exploding mortar shell.
He wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Resnick, that he loved the Marines but he hated fighting in Vietnam. Recently while on a four-day leave in Toyko he spoke to his mother and said, "I don't want to go back to hell."
Cpl. Resnick enlisted in July 1967, a month after graduation from high school. He arrived in Vietnam on December 17, 1967.
Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Joseph, 2; and two sisters, Barbara, 8, and Patricia, 4.
Silver Star Citation
The President of the United States
takes pride in presenting the
ROBERT ALBERT RESNICK
United States Marine Corps
for service as set forth in the following
On July 1 1968, I Company of the Third Battalion, Fourth Marines came under a ground attack by an estimated North Vietnamese Army battalion supported by machine gun and grenade launcher fire, causing several casualties and a breach in the defensive perimeter of Lance Corporal Resnick's platoon. Unhesitatingly leaving his position, Lance Corporal Resnick fought his way to the side of one of his seriously wounded companions and, after killing four hostile soldiers surrounding his comrade, provided covering fire which enabled other Marines to evacuate the causality. Steadfastly remaining in his dangerously exposed location, he then delivered devastatingly accurate fire against the advancing soldiers, effectively maintaining the security of his position. When his unit again came under attack by a North Vietnamese Army unit during the early morning hours of 4 July, Lance Corporal Resnick was mortally wounded as he battled his way across the fire-swept terrain to the aid of an injured Marine. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Resnick inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 15, 2013
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