|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
United States Marine Corps
E4 Corporal, Rifleman
Unit: B CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
Robert was only 19 years old when he was killed in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. "Other explosive device - ground casualty".
He is listed on the WALL - Panel 34E, Line 040
Notes from The Virtual Wall
January 1968 the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines was at Quang Tri Combat Base.
defending the base itself
for combat patrols around the base
for convoy escort
reaction force duties along Highway QL-1.
The OSCEOLA SITREPS for 13 Jan shared 3 references to Bravo 1/3:
SITREP #339 (131200-1800):
"131345H B/1/3 at YD 285524 Marine detonated unknown type mine. Results 4 USMC WIAE"
SITREP #340 (131800-2400):
"At 131815H B/1/3 at YD 279524 A Marine tripped M-26 grenade rigged as mine. Results 2 WIA med[evaced]"
"At 131845H B/1/3 at YD 278524 received approximately 20 rounds of small arms fire from unknown number of VC. Returned small arms fire and UH-1E armed [helicopter]. Area searched, no evidence of enemy casualties."
The grid coordinates place Bravo 1/3 on the west bank of the Thach Han River about 4 kilometers east-southeast of Dong Ha.
Sadly Corporal Bagnall was injured in one of the two mine incidents and died during or shortly after being evacuated.
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Record added: Nov 08, 2010
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