CPL Robert Joseph Challener

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CPL Robert Joseph Challener

  • Birth 16 Apr 1947 McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1969 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section G 37, Meditation, Lot 71D, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 58695818

Robert, the son of Joseph W. Challenger and Margaret S. Challenger of West Mifflin PA, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on September 12, 1966 in Chicago IL. He arrived in Vietnam on March 13, 1968, and was assigned to H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

A patrol from Company C, were on a road sweep of Route 4 near the village complex of Trung An in Dien Ban District when they were hit by hostile small arms fire from three different positions. During a brief fire fight two Marines were killed and one man was wounded. Cpl Challenger was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

Robert Joseph Challener
Dan Allen Van Erem

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Panel 35W - Line 37


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OUR BELOVED SON

PENNSYLVANIA (Military)
CPL US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM PH & GS


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  • Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
  • Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
  • Added: 15 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58695818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Robert Joseph Challener (16 Apr 1947–5 Jan 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58695818, citing Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .