Alan Joseph Robinson

United States Marine Corps
09 April 1948 - 14 July 1968
St Ann, Missouri
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Alan Robinson
Photo courtesy of Marge Ebinger

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Alan Joseph Robinson

13 Jan 2003

Alan's Mom and Dad owned a small store across the street from St Margaret of Scotland Church and every Sunday everyone would meet after church to get a soda and talk. Alan was a very gentle, soft-spoken young man and it devastated his Mom when he was killed.

May God Bless you and your Parents, Alan, and give you everlasting peace.

From a friend,
Frank S. Giaimo

02 Aug 2005

We called him "Robby". He and I were in the same platoon. I remember him as someone who was just fun to be around, the kind of guy that you would seek out around chow time or whenever there was a lull in activity. He had that wry, sarcastic sense of humor. Always joking and kidding around.

The night before he died, I remember us sitting around, cleaning our weapons, just shooting the breeze and laughing at whatever. The next day was beastly hot as we swept toward a ville through a field of waist-high grass. Almost like a wheat field. It was around noon and well over the 110 degree mark. We were running out of water and troops were dropping like flies from heat exhaustion. Robby was just up ahead on our left flank. I remember seeing him there, then the horrendous explosion anti-tank mine or booby trap ...and then he was gone. Robby just diasppeared.

From a friend and brother-in-arms,
Jud Parker
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

Mike 3/26 lost three men to "explosive devices" while conducting search-and-destroy operations near Nan Hoa, Quang NamProvince, on 14 July 1968:
  • 1stLt Dennis D. Andrews, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cpl Alan J. Robinson, St Ann, MO
  • LCpl Harold L. Llanes, Nanakuli, HI

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Frank S. Giaimo
13 Jan 2003

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