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PFC Robert Joseph Alert, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1950
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 9, 1969
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Son of Robert Sr. and Jeanette Alert. He moved with his family to Elkhart, Indiana when he was a child. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 11, 1968 after graduating from Elkhart High School and took his basic training at Parris Island MCRD and infantry training at Camp Lejuene, both in North Carolina. On March 12, 1969 he arrived in Vietnam, serving as an anti-tank assaultman with the H&S Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He died as a result of multiple fragments wounds from a booby trap while on a search and destroy operation, about four kilometers from An Hoy Airfield. He had attained the rank of Private First Class at the time of his death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Joseph Alert (1925 - 1987)
  Jeanette Z Alert (1925 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Joseph Alert (1950 - 1969)
  Theresa V Alert (1952 - 2009)*
  Michael E. Alert (1957 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Iowa
PFC
US Marine Corps
Vietnam
 
Burial:
Rice Cemetery
Elkhart
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Grave is located in the Veteran's section of Rice Cemetery, on the right side, not the one that is just inside the gate.
 
Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: May 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89600432
PFC Robert Joseph Alert, Jr
Added by: Thomas Clark
 
PFC Robert Joseph Alert, Jr
Added by: William Bjornstad
 
PFC Robert Joseph Alert, Jr
Added by: Sel Wong
 
 
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- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015
Not forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
Thank you for your service
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015
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