Robert Alan MartinPrivate First Class
E CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
31 May 1949 - 18 March 1968
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The database page for Robert Alan Martin
To My Big Brother...
You are always in my heart and never forgotten. You are a true hero and I am very proud of you. I love you and I miss you so very much. Until we meet again...
Your Little Sister,
Classmates "1967" and fellow Veterans
From a friend, High School classmate, and fellow Vietnam veteran,
A Note from The Virtual WallIn March 1968 the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, provided the bulk of a Battalion Landing Team but was operating ashore in Quang Tri Province south of the DMZ. On 16 March 1968 a recon patrol located a large enemy force in the village of Vinh Quan Ha - and got into trouble doing it. Extraction of the patrol cost the lives of three Marines whose bodies could not be recovered. It also drew the Marines' attention to the village and a decision was taken to kick the NVA out of it.
The following is taken from the 2/4 Command Chronology for March 1968:
While the Command Chronology says 17 men were killed in the assault on Vinh Quan Ha, there are twenty men in the casualty database who have been associated with the battle ... several of the wounded died of their injuries:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009