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Corp Robert Salmon “Rob” Bagnall

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Corp Robert Salmon “Rob” Bagnall

  • Birth 3 Mar 1948 Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 1968 Quang Tri, Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 61295279

United States Marine Corps
E4 Corporal, Rifleman
Unit: B CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV

Robert was only 19 years old when he was killed in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. "Other explosive device - ground casualty".

He is listed on the WALL - Panel 34E, Line 040

Notes from The Virtual Wall

January 1968 the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines was at Quang Tri Combat Base.
Responsibilities:
defending the base itself
for combat patrols around the base
for convoy escort
reaction force duties along Highway QL-1.

The OSCEOLA SITREPS for 13 Jan shared 3 references to Bravo 1/3:

SITREP #339 (131200-1800):
"131345H B/1/3 at YD 285524 Marine detonated unknown type mine. Results 4 USMC WIAE"


SITREP #340 (131800-2400):
"At 131815H B/1/3 at YD 279524 A Marine tripped M-26 grenade rigged as mine. Results 2 WIA med[evaced]"

"At 131845H B/1/3 at YD 278524 received approximately 20 rounds of small arms fire from unknown number of VC. Returned small arms fire and UH-1E armed [helicopter]. Area searched, no evidence of enemy casualties."
The grid coordinates place Bravo 1/3 on the west bank of the Thach Han River about 4 kilometers east-southeast of Dong Ha.

Sadly Corporal Bagnall was injured in one of the two mine incidents and died during or shortly after being evacuated.


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  • Created by: JoyColeღ
  • Added: 8 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61295279
  • Sherri C. Bogan Nibbe
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Robert Salmon “Rob” Bagnall (3 Mar 1948–13 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61295279, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by JoyColeღ (contributor 47310942) .