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PFC Robert Allen "Bob" McAllister
Birth: Jul. 16, 1948
Death: Aug. 18, 1968
Ha Noi Municipality, Vietnam

CSHS Class of 1966
*Safety Club
*Football
*Basketball

United States Marine Corps
*Mortar Battery
*First Battalion
*Thirteenth Marine Regiment
*Third Division Radio Operator

AWARDS:
CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert Allen McAllister (2359816), Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Mortar Battery, First Battalion, Thirteenth Marines, Third Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam.

CAUSE OF DEATH:
Vietnam war wounds. On 18 August 1968, Private First Class McAllister was attached to a provisional artillery battery which was occupying a defensive position northwest of Phu Loc in Thua Thien Province. During the early morning hours, the Marines came under a heavy volume of mortar and antitank rocket fire supporting a ground assault by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force utilizing automatic weapons, hand grenades and explosive devices. Although mortally wounded when two satchel charges exploded inside his bunker as the advancing enemy penetrated the defensive perimeter, Private First Class McAllister crawled over one hundred meters in an attempt to reach the battery aid station. Alertly observing two hostile soldiers attack a bunker containing several Marines, he selflessly exerted his remaining strength to deliver accurate fire, killing or wounding the North Vietnamese soldiers before they could hurl an explosive charge into the bunker. As a result of his heroic and timely actions, several Marines were saved from possible death or serious injury. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class McAllister inspired all who observed hint and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.


VIRTUAL WALL MEMORIAL:
http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/36028/ROBERT-A-MCALLISTER

SOURCES:
*http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=36028

8-27-1968 - Chicago Tribune
4 Chicago Area GIs Are Killed in Viet Action 
 
Inscription:

ROBERT A McALLISTER
ILLINOIS
PFC 1 BN 13 MAR 3 MAR DIV
VIETNAM PH
JULY 16 1948 AUG 18 1968
 
Note: POST-HUMOUS REUNIONS: http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/McallisterRA01a.htm
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 49, Block 5, Lot 43, Grave 5
 
Created by: GeneaProtector
Record added: Mar 07, 2007
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- GeneaProtector
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013

- Mike & Vera
 Added: Jan. 5, 2013
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