Robert Gary Crichton
Sergeant
D CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Burlington, Wyoming
November 26, 1949 to July 17, 1970
ROBERT G CRICHTON is on the Wall at Panel W8, Line 24

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Records from the Military Assistance Command-Vietnam (MACV)reported in it's official record the following: Summary for July 1970: "17 July 1970 - An element of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), engaged an undetermined size enemy force 11 miles N-NW of Phuoc Binh. Enemy losses are unknown while U.S. casualties were four killed and seven wounded." The four men killed in the ambush were:

He was awared a Silver Star for his actions against the enemy. Below are the special orders for that award which describe his valiant efforts.

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SGT Crichton was survived by his wife, Norma J Crichton, Greybull, Wyoming, son Robert, parents Ellen L. (1917 - 1993) and Archie J. Crichton (1910 - 1990), brother Archie J Jr, (1936-2006) and sister Peggy V Trenkle (1941-2012). SGT Robert G Crichton is buried in Mount View Cemetery, Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming as are his parents, brother, and sister.

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His son submitted the photographs and orders for Silver Star for his father.


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