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Birth: Apr. 16, 1947
McKeesport
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Robert, the son of Joseph W. Challenger and Margaret S. Challenger of West Mifflin PA, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on September 12, 1966 in Chicago IL. He arrived in Vietnam on March 13, 1968, and was assigned to H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

A patrol from Company C, were on a road sweep of Route 4 near the village complex of Trung An in Dien Ban District when they were hit by hostile small arms fire from three different positions. During a brief fire fight two Marines were killed and one man was wounded. Cpl Challenger was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

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Robert Joseph Challener
Dan Allen Van Erem

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Panel 35W - Line 37
 
 
Burial:
Jefferson Memorial Park
Pleasant Hills
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G 37, Meditation, Lot 71D, Grave 3
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
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Semper Fi Marine RIP you are not forgotten
- Scott E Dodson
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
You are always in my thoughts.
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 24, 2012
Thank you for your service.
- laura thomas
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
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