Robert Earnest Young

Army of the United States
17 May 1948 - 08 January 1968
Silver Bell, Arizona
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Earnest Young

05 Jul 2002

We grew up in the same small copper mining town, in Silver Bell, Arizona. In a town as small as Silver Bell, neighbors all grieved at our losses during the Vietnam War. Our town is grateful to the men who served and we remember those who died with honor on the battlefield a long way from our home. May we truly never forget the sacrifices that families within our town gave for our freedom. God Bless America.

From a family friend.

13 Mar 2006

Bobby, we still miss and think of you often. Janetha and David Wyatt named their son after you - Robert Earnest - you would be proud of him as he is to carry your name on. We had a lot of good times when were we all in Silverbell - oh how I miss them.

You were a true friend and I miss you. May God bless you for giving your life so we may live ours.

Love Always,
Janice Osborn

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 08 Jan 1968 the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, lost 16 men in an engagement west of Rach Kien:
  • A Company:
    • SGT Rainer K. Morgan, McGuire AFB, NJ
    • SP4 Russell K. Blatz, Lynchburg, VA
    • SP4 Robert L. Crawley, Baraboo, WI
    • CPL Donald W. Keep, Freeport, IL
    • SP4 Stephen J. Stewart, Clinton, MO
    • CPL Robert E. Young, Silver Bell, AZ

  • B Company:
    • SP4 William E. Tieman, Delanco, NJ
    • PFC Jarold E. Humphrey, Greenville, CA
    • PFC Paul J. Lively, Cynthiana, KY
    • PFC Ronnie D. Pendergraft, Clovis, CA
    • PFC Daniel Reese, Bassfield, MS
    • PFC Martin E. O'Grady, Jackson Heights, NY
    • PFC Donald Wooley, Siluria, AL
    • PFC Robert L. Wright, Gardner, IL

  • HQ Company:
    • PFC Daniel R. Bowman, Elberton, GA
    • PFC Roger C. Foxworth, Dearborn, MI
On 27 Jan, 2LT William N. Johnson of Starkville, MS, assigned to B Co 3/39 Infantry, died of wounds received in the engagement.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 5 Jul 2002
Last updated 09/13/2012