Albert Wayne RomineSergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
01 March 1945 - 16 May 1968
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The database page for Albert Wayne Romine
While working on my family tree genealogy, I came across your name showing that you had been killed in Viet Nam. I am your 2nd cousin. I was in Viet Nam, also.
We will all be welcomed home some day.
Glad I came across your name, cousin.
Albert (Wayne) Romine was an uncle of mine and he is buried at Harveyville, Kansas.
E-Mail will be forwarded by the
A Note from The Virtual WallOn the night of 15/16 May 1968 a squad from C Company 1/12 Infantry manning an observation post near Landing Zone Brillo, about 10km south-southwest of Polei Kleng, came under attack by a company of North Vietnamese regulars. Then-SP4 Albert Romine was one member of the squad. The Associated Press reported the incident as follows:
A reaction force was sent from LZ Brillo and was able to break through the NVA attackers long enough to allow the surviving members of the OP squad to withdraw from their position. Although the wounded were brought out it was not possible to recover the dead:
At this point matters regarding Roark and Romine get confused. The POW Network biographies for the two men contain the following text:
Although there are minor inaccuracies in the POW Network text - for example, Romine was amongst the besieged while Roark was with the relief force - the primary point made is that while all four bodies were recovered, apparently Roark and Romine were not returned for burial until 11 years later. No such problem is reported with respect to Hendle or Rotonnelli.
Sergeant Roark's name is engraved on the National Memorial of the Pacific ("Wall of the Missing"), but The Virtual Wall staff could not determine if SP4 Romine's name appears there as well. Sergeant Roark is buried in the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, but the date of burial is not known. Romine received a posthumous promotion to Sergeant.
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a 2nd cousin,
Redondo Beach, Ca
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Oct 2005
Last updated 12/17/2007