|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1947|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1968|
MOS:2533 Radio Telegraph Operator.
Thomas was born and raised in Wichita,
Enlisting in the Marines 24 August 1965,at the
Kansas City Recruiting Office in MO.
He arrived in Vietnam 10 August 1967 and was
assigned to H&S Company,1st Battalion,5th
Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division.
Hostile forces attacked the 1/5 H&S Company
command post with mortar fire,2 kilometers
southwest Phu Loc.Robert died as a result of
fragmentation wounds to the body.
He was single and served his country for 2
years,4 months and 14 days.KIA#19,809.
He had been in Vietnam for 4 months and 28
Robert was 20 years and 17 days old.
Survived by his parents;Urban & Lupe Avila of
225 S Byron Rd,Wichita,KS.
His brothers;Robert,Mike and Ernie,and his
sisters;Cecilia Blackwell,Irene Follin,Maria
Pettett and Margaret Prichard of Wichita,KS.
Lupe R. Avila (1925 - 2009)
Resthaven Gardens of Memory
Created by: Tony
Record added: Jul 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72420364