Sacrifice unknown – Marine, Cmbt. Engineer 1968

Robert C .Weiss, graduated from Tennyson High School, June 1967. He entered the U.S. Marines and not much is known about him after he completed Basic Training. He received orders for Vietnam and not much is known about him prior to his death in combat.
Here is picture of Robert C Weiss at the Senior Ball, and basic training, USMC, 1967.

Vietnam unknown

Senior Ball, after Basic Tng, USMC, 1967

Not only is his death a tragedy, I’ve started doing research about why his name is not inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This must be correct and now asking all U.S. Marines who served in I Corp, from late 1967 to December, 1968 if they remember this Marines face. This will be the start of his sacrifice being properly noted with the other 58,258 men and women who died.

The next story and written account is from my cousin writes about the Ultimate Sacrifice.

588th Cmbt. Engineers, U.S. Army, Tay Ninh West, May 30, 1968
My cousin David Vigil, Brighton, CO was a SP4, and arrived in- country April, 1968. His second letter tells of Army SSgt who made the Ultimate Sacrifice to save his fellow soldiers. Here’s the letter written to me prior to my graduation from high school, June 1968.

May 30,1968,

May 30,1968,

Here’s page 1 and page 2

Ultimate Sacrifice

Army Staff Sergeant , saves others.

Conclusion of letter (Page 2)

Company Commander recommends Medal of Honor.

Company Commander recommends Medal of Honor.

These are some of the unknown sacrifices , most would never hear of . Let us all remember them and the Love and Joy they brought into our lives. Today and every day.
Thank You,

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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