Robert Lee Harley

Specialist Four
US ARMY HOSP SAIGON, ARMY HEALTH SVCS GRP, USARV
Army of the United States
24 February 1949 - 11 September 1972
Greenwood, Mississippi
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13 Oct 2005

Robert Lee Harley and John Lewis Smith died together, when their 2-1/2 ton truck flipped over during a rainstorm at Long Binh. I witnessed the accident and was the first one to reach their truck.

The truck had landed upside down in the concertina wire and mine field that surrounded the ammo dump. By the time I was able to get to them the driver (?) had already died and the passenger (?) was pinned under the dash on the passenger side and was still alive. Due to the weather and the location of the truck, it took us too long to dig down to free him and he had died.

Sgt Philip Dick
E Co 14th Inf
RVN Nov71-Mar73
phild@ti.com

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The two men who died in the accident were SP4 Robert L. Harley and SP4 John L. Smith, Swansea, SC.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who remembers,
Philip Dick
phild@ti.com
13 Oct 2005



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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