Robert Fritz SpeerSpecialist Five
HHC, 326TH MED BN, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
09 June 1948 - 24 April 1971
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ROBERT FRITZ SPEER
I never met Robert myself but all of my life I knew exactly who he was and what he did for his country and fellow soldiers. I salute all Vietnam's victims whether claimed during the war or not. I could never imagine being faced with such an uncertain event. I look at my husband (who is a U.S. Marine) and wonder what I would feel if I had to send him off to a war like Vietnam. I can only wish I will never know.
I pray each day for the ones who fought and died during this war.
A memorial initiated by a friend's daughter,
REMEMBERED BY HIS FAMILY
From his brother,
Notes from The Virtual WallOn 23 April 1971 a medevac flight from the 326th Medical Battalion (UH-1H tail number 66-16588) was downed by automatic weapons fire. One of the five crewmen died in the crash, and the other four men had to defend themselves from ground attack before they were rescued by friendly forces. Only two of the five survived:
Robert Fritz Speer was born in Germany and raised in Dallas, Texas. He had completed a previous tour in Vietnam and was a veteran of TET 68 and Lam Son 719. His mother and two brothers reside in Munich, Germany.
Medics on the Wall
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Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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