Robert Dean PlatoMaster Sergeant
FOB-1, CCN, MACV-SOG, SPECIAL FORCES
Army of the United States
15 June 1935 - 20 May 1968
El Reno, Oklahoma
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The database page for Robert Dean Plato
Master Sergeant Robert Plato was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group, MACV-SOG, Command and Control North, FOB1, Phu Bai, RSVN.
He served with the Hatchet Force and was killed while trying to help his wounded Cambodian troops. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
We were on an operation inside Laos near the Ho Chi Minh Trail and I helped recover his body.
MSG Plato was married and his wife was from Okinawa, Japan, and they had several children.
From a fellow soldier,
Miss you and I am still trying to be the man I remember.
Sincerely, from his son,
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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