Abina, Robert Thomas, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0351-Assaultman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0351, Fox Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
Service Years
1967 - 1967

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Leandro
Last Address
San Leandro, California

Casualty Date
Nov 30, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Hayward, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31E 008

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  1967, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 163
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1967-1967, 0351, Fox Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Kentucky
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
BUNKER COMPLEX NEAR GIA BINH, 2 KM NE OF CON THIEN, 1 KM SOUTH OF DMZ 19671130
UTM grid reference is YD148722

On 30 Nov 1967 elements of 1st Bn, 4th Marines and 2nd Bn, 9th Marines were conducting a sweep northeast of Con Thien, just south of the Demilitarized Zone. As the 2/9 Marines approached the destroyed hamlet of Gia Binh they were engaged by a reinforced NVA company which occupied the ruins. Fox 2/9 was pinned in place by heavy fire, and Golf 2/9 and Hotel 2/9 deployed to flank the enemy positions. After several hours the three 2/9 rifle companies managed to displace the NVA troops, who withdrew leaving 40 bodies behind. The action cost the lives of fifteen Marines and one sailor: Fox 2/9: 2ndLt Sam D. Warlick, Raeford, NC Cpl Larry G. Buford, Franklin, TN LCpl Thomas J. Ekwell, Rochester, NY LCpl Donald W. Gebhart, Bridgeton, NJ HN James K. Oxley, Bradford, PA (Corpsman, H&S with Fox 2/9) Pfc Robert T. Abina, San Leandro, CA Pfc Nelson W. McKenna, Poughkeepsie, NY Golf 2/9: Cpl Dale C. Pehrson, Redding, CA LCpl Gary L. Grow, Lyndhurst, OH Pfc Larry T. Parker, Fresno, CA Pfc Jimmy L. Ward, Nampa, ID Hotel 2/9: LCpl Thomas J. McElynn, Laurelton, NY LCpl Clifton B. Smith, Midland City, AL (Silver Star) Pfc Laffey F. Strait, Doniphan, MO Pfc Harry C. Vanderkloot, Antioch, IL Pvt James D. Stokes, Springfield, MO
   
 
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2375812
Tour start date 09/25/1967


 
   
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