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SPC Robert D. Law
from Fort Worth, Texas

 

SPC Law served with: I_Co_1_75_Vietnam

 

Born in 1944, Ranger Law was 24 years old at the time of his death in 1969.

 


Complete biography is below the photo gallery

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SPC Robert D. Law 's Biography

Although his team was hindered by a low supply of ammunition and suffered from an unidentified irritating gas in the air, Sp4 Law's spirited defense and challenging counterassault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well-equipped hostile troops.
When an enemy grenade landed in his team's position, Sp4 Law, instead of diving into the safety of a stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

 

During his military service, SPC Robert D. Law also served in Company I, 75th Ranger Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 1st Infantry Division.

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS ROBERT D. LAW, UNITED STATES ARMY, Company I (Ranger), 75th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, distinguished himself while serving in Tinh Phuoc Thanh Province, Republic of Vietnam. On 22 February 1969, while on a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Specialist Law and five Comrades made contact with a small enemy patrol.

As the opposing elements exchanged intense fire, he maneuvered to a perilously exposed position flanking his comrades and began placing suppressive fire on the hostile troops. Although his team was short of ammunition and suffering from an Unidentified Irritating Gas in the Air,

Specialist Law’s spirited defense and challenging counter assault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well equipped hostile force.

When an enemy grenade landed in his team’s position, Specialist Law, instead of diving for safety in the stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades.
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ROBERT DAVID LAW
is honored on Panel 32W, Row 77 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

SUBMIT PHOTOS
Wall Name:ROBERT D LAW
Date of Birth: 9/15/1944
Date of Casualty: 2/22/1969
Home of Record: FT WORTH
County of Record:TARRANT COUNTY
State:TX
Branch of Service:ARMY
Rank:SP4
Panel/Row:32W, 77
Casualty Province: BINH DUONG
- See more at: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/29871/ROBERT-D-LAW


http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/29871/ROBERT-D-LAW

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Specialist Law's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4 Law distinguished himself while serving with Company I. 

While on a long-range reconnaissance patrol in Tinh Phuoc Thanh province, Sp4 Law and 5 comrades made contact with a small enemy patrol. As the opposing elements exchanged intense fire, he maneuvered to a perilously exposed position flanking his comrades and began placing suppressive fire on the hostile troops. 

Although his team was hindered by a low supply of ammunition and suffered from an unidentified irritating gas in the air, Sp4 Law's spirited defense and challenging counterassault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well-equipped hostile troops. 

When an enemy grenade landed in his team's position, Sp4 Law, instead of diving into the safety of a stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades. 

Sp4 Law's extraordinary courage and profound concern for his fellow soldiers were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_D._Law

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Robert David Law

Specialist Four
I CO, 75TH INFANTRY, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
15 September 1944 - 22 February 1969
Fort Worth, Texas
Panel 32W Line 077
http://www.virtualwall.org/dl/LawRD01a.htm




 

 

 

 

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