Robert Joseph Betz

Private First Class
Army of the United States
28 March 1945 - 10 February 1965
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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25 Nov 2000

I would like to hear from anyone who served with my brother in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam during his tour of duty. He and many others from the 140th Transportation Detachment were killed in their hotel/barracks (the Kach San Viet Cuong, i.e. the Hotel Viet Cuong). I would like to get as much information about him and the others who died with him.

I served in Viet Nam in 1966-67 with the US Navy and have made 6 trips back (the first in 1994). So far as I have been able to find out I am the only relative who has returned to Quy Nhon to honor those who died in this bombing. I have created a Foundation, not only to honor my brother, but to help the children of Quy Nhon. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Francis E. Betz
7620 SW Sage Place,
Beaverton, Oregon 97808
Telephone: Home: 503-526-1726

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On 10 Feb 1965, Viet Cong sappers blew up the Hotel Viet Cuong, an American enlisted men's billet in Qui Nhon City, killing 23 and wounding 21 U.S. soldiers. The following men died in the explosion:

SP5 James B Alexander SP5 Everett L Anderson PFC Paul E Bays
SP4 Tommy J Belcher PFC Robert J Betz SP5 David N Clayton
SP5 Clarence L Coleman SP4 Horace C Collins PFC Delmer L Ferris
SP5 Glenn H Kelley PFC Dallas Lawson PFC Larry B McClanahan
SP5 Robert S Mosier PFC Walter L Rickard SP5 Harry E Rowley
SP5 Ernest M Schultz SP4 Robert L Simon SP4 Harry L Summers
SSG Francis J Valkos SSG Merle O Van Alstine PVT Melvin L Waters
SP4 Lavon S Wilson PFC Floyd Wynn

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Francis Betz
7620 SW Sage Place, Beaverton, Oregon 97808
1 (503) 526-1726 
25 Nov 2000

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