Robert Larry Oaks

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
12 March 1949 - 11 November 1969
Lamesa, Texas
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199 INF BDE Ranger 75TH INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, RVN Military Merit, RVN Gallatry Cross, RVN  Campaign

Robert L Oaks

The database page for Robert Larry Oaks

14 Aug 2003

I went to high school with Larry and went to Vietnam before him.
He was killed after I got home.

From a friend.
E-mail address is not available.

7 Sep 2004

Robert Larry Oaks attended schools at Ackerly and Lamesa. While in the Army, he was selected to attend the NCO Academy where he was the outstanding NCO graduate and he was promoted to SSG E-6, the only promotion in his class. He also completed parachute training, leadership training phases I and II at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Fort Ord, California. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Long Rang Recon Patrol. His MOS was infantry operations and intelligence specialist. He was killed by gunshot on November 11, 1969.

SSG Oaks is buried in Ackerly, a community between Lamesa, Texas, and Big Spring, Texas. He is remembered by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial located at Midland, Texas and also by the Big Spring, Texas Vietnam Memorial.

From a Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

24 May 2005

There's rarely a day passes when you aren't in my thoughts. Left you a Lone Star last June at The Wall. The lady said "You know I'll have to remove it at the end of the day". I just grinned at her and told her it would be empty by then, it's OK. Rest in peace, my old friend ... Memorial Day 2005 - Dan

From a Ranger buddy,
Dan Burch

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