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SPC Robert David Law

SPC Robert David Law

Birth
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Feb 1969 (aged 24)
Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Acacia Lawn, Lot 297, Space 2
Memorial ID 9615 · View Source
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Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Specialish 4th Class in Company I, 52nd Infantry, 1st Division, US Army. While on a reconnaissance patrol in Tinh Phuoc Thanh Province, Vietnam on February 22, 1969, Sp4 Law and 5 comrades made contact with an enemy patrol. Under intense fire, Sp4 Law maneuvered to a exposed position flanking his comrades and began placing suppressive fire on the hostile troops. During this defense an enemy grenade landed in his team's position and without hesitation, Sp4 Law threw himself on the grenade saving the lives of his men. For self sacrifice and extraordinary courage, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor which was presented to his parents on August 6, 1970, by President Richard Nixon at the White House.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SPC Robert David Law (15 Sep 1944–22 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9615, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .