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Robert E Guthrie
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1948
Red Bank
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1970
Bin Thang, Vietnam

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
25th Infantry Division
1/5 Mech Bobcats

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Sep 2, 1969
Casualty was on Feb 28, 1970
In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

On February 28, 1970, at 1216 hours, the lead APC of a resupply convoy headed to Dau Tieng from the battalion forward base detonated an explosive device on one of the dirt roads running through the Michelin at XT 557512. The APC was completely destroyed and seven Bobcats were killed. At 1250 hours, a Dust-off was requested for two Bobcats who were in shock.
Graves registration personnel were called to the location to help recover body parts. The explosive device was later estimated to be in the 500 pound bomb category. An M-548 TVR was also damaged in the blast. The ramp from the APC was blown backwards into the 548, knocking out its final drive.
 
 
Burial:
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: QQ, 583
 
Maintained by: Denis McDonough
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2981882
Robert E Guthrie
Added by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
 
Robert E Guthrie
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
Robert E Guthrie
Added by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
 
 
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- Daughter of a Marine
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- lcasey
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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