To Specialist Fourth Class Law
Thank you for your dedication and sevice
To the family
there is no way to understand
the pain for your loss.
I do understand the honor and importance
behind the actions of your loved one
and I thank you.
E-mail address is not available.
The President of the United States
in the name of the Congress of the United States
takes pride in presenting the
MEDAL OF HONOR
ROBERT DAVID LAW
Specialist Fourth Class
United States Army
for service as set forth in the following
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Law distinguished himself while serving with Company I. While on a long-range reconnaissance patrol in Tinh Phuoc Thanh Province, Sp4c. 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, Sp4c. Law's spirited defense and challenging counter assault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well-equipped hostile troops. When an enemy grenade landed in his team's position, Sp4c. Law, instead of diving into the safety of a stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades. Sp4c. 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.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.
SP4 Law's gravestone incorrectly identifies his unit;
F Co, 52nd Infantry was redesignated as I Company, 75th Infantry
on 01 Feb 1969, three weeks before SP4 Law's death.