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LCpl Robert John "Bob" Achas
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1943
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1965
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Achas was killed by friendly fire during the Vietnam War.

Robert was the first combat Marine that was killed in Vietnam. He had landed at Da Nang Bay, South Vietnam, with the first Marine troops sent to combat duty on March 5, 1965.

Robert is honored on the the Vietnam Memorial Wall 1E095.

Robert graduated in 1962 from Griffin High School, Springfield, Illinois. 
Family links: 
  Anthony John Achas (1919 - 1976)
  Ida Marie Barr Achas (1921 - 2007)
  Robert John Achas (1943 - 1965)
  Gary Michael Achas (1958 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section D, 225
Maintained by: Jill
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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LCpl Robert John Bob Achas
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LCpl Robert John Bob Achas
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LCpl Robert John Bob Achas
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Robert, May God Bless You Forever ~ 'You Shall Always Be 'Forever Young' ......
- Ray Acha
 Added: Mar. 14, 2016
You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! As a spouse of a NAVY veteran I salute you sir for the sacrifices that you made!
- CindyS
 Added: Oct. 24, 2015

- Jill
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
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