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PFC Bobby Baxley

PFC Bobby Baxley

Birth
Cumberland, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 15 Oct 1969 (aged 21)
Quang Tri, Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17281135 · View Source
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PFC Bobby Baxley, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Private First Class Bobby Baxley was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Baxley served our country until October 15th, 1969 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was married. It was reported that Bobby died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. PFC Baxley is on panel 17W, line 080 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

On 15 Oct 1969, while operating in Quang Tri Province, "A" Company, 1/11th Infantry, lost two men to enemy fire - One of them was PFC Bobby Baxley of Fayetteville, NC.

I can't believe that over 30 years has gone by since your death. We were in school together. 1st grade to high school. Growing up in Cumberland, NC, everyone knew everyone. You're missed by so many! Kathie Wilkins-Dickens

Your Smile Lives On: Thank you Bobby for serving our Country. Your Smile and Laugh can still be seen and heard today. Your name is mentioned at Class Reunions and you are thought of each day. Many miss you Bobby and we thank you for giving your life so that we may live in peace. He gave his all plus some. Bobby, is from Fayetteville NC and will be one of the 98 listed from Cumberland County to be on a memorial for our casualties. His family and friends are still here and he will not be forgotten. Your Classmate, Dianna Kushner Arnold. 1502-C Aversboro Road, Garner, NC 27529.

He was the Husband of Mrs Mary C Baxley, 2151 Amoore Drive, Fayetteville, NC.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.






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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 3 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17281135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Bobby Baxley (1 Dec 1947–15 Oct 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17281135, citing Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .