Robert George SolomonSpecialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
08 August 1949 - 19 August 1969
Rahway, New Jersey
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Bobby and I were in high school together, we were in the same science class. What I remember most about Bobby is his personality, he had a great laugh. All the girls were ga-ga over him, myself included.
We have lost so many men from Rahway - Jack Barnhart (my brother), Myron Ross (my friend). So many just vanished, and can somebody tell me why? What was it all for? was it all in vain? I hope not!
When will mankind wake up? We still have the means for destruction.
Will I see tomorrow,
I hope so - mankind has to learn that the earth is choking on her peoples' blood. The earth is crying out "No more, no more". Thank you to all that gave their lives so I can see the sun set. Rest in peace, Bobby.
Until I see you again,
A memorial initiated by a friend,
Hi, my brother - I miss you so very much.
I live in Las Vegas now. I lost my husband Ronnie -
Your baby sister,
From his sister,
28 Apr 2005
Hi Bobby, just wanted you to kow that you are a new uncle of six - my son Robert has two boys, Ryan 7 and Justin 5, Kimberly has three - she had triplets on January 17, 2005 (Bradley, Hannha, and Emily), and Susanne had a little boy on November 19, 2004, Carter Ronald. Just want you to watch over them for me, and tell Mom and Dad. Love you, brother, and miss you so much.
One other thing - a street in Rahway, New Jersey, is going to be named for you.
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe following extracts come for the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Operations Log and the MACV Summary for 19 August 1969; they address the same night attack on the Quan Loi Base Camp:
The nine American soldiers who died in the attack were:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Jan 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009