Barron, Robert Bruce, GMG3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, GM-0000, Det Cua Viet/Dong Ha Security Group
Service Years
1966 - 1968
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Worth, TX
Last Address
Fort Worth, TX

Casualty Date
Nov 11, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park - Colleyville, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 046

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Det Cua Viet
  1968-1968, GM-0000, Det Cua Viet/Dong Ha Security Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Exact Service Dates
  Feb 09, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
44 years now good buddy. they called you hardy and me laurle so much my family only knew you as hardy.I could go on & on but I'll keep in my mind till further down the road my friend. thank you.
Posted by: greg gainer
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

you made us all smile
I was only about 10 years old when my brother Greg brought you to our house to visit. As was our custom, the kids gave up their rooms for guests. So, here you were this strong, brave guy coming to stay. I remember you had a soft accent. I had never heard one before. We all loved you. And so, as things go, you were given my little girl room. Painted pink with a purple bedspread with ruffles. Around the bed were dozens of big and small fluffy stuffed animals. In the morning, I cracked open the door - I must have needed something but somehow I had a camera in my hand. And here I saw you laying all covered up with my girly bedspread and stuffed animals everywhere. I took a picture of you sleeping. You were sleeping like an angel. I will never forget that image. Here you were this amazing guy/soldier at peace in my funny little fluffy bedroom. It was the oddest sight. Yet you had a dignity about you - even in that setting. You made me smile. More importantly, you made my brother smile. And we love you. Always will. Thank you for all you gave. It was too much. Too much. But as Greg said, we will meet again. Love never dies.
Posted by: Kathy Gainer 
Relationship: sister of his buddy, Greg
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Long time ago
I arrived in Cua Viet shortly after Robbins death. I was his replacement on the Cua Viet River Patrol. He was always spoken of highly around the compound and I felt as if I knew him by the time I left Cua Viet. My thoughts have often drifted to him giving the ultimate sacrifice for his country. I wish I could have met him, but thank him for his service and his dedication. I will remember my debt to him always. I pray my fellow Americans do also.
Posted by: GMG3 Ken Guyer 
Relationship: We served together
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Fallen, But Never Forgotten
Robin was, and remains, the best friend I've ever had. He surely would have gone on to do wonderful things for his God, his country, and for his friends and family; he instead made the supreme sacrifice doing something he believed in. Many of us draw strength from his actions, and the actions of many thousands of other Patriots like him. Those of us still in service to our country salute our fallen comrades. God, please remember America, and those who have given their all for her.
Posted by: ISC(SW) Roy H. Blackmon Jr., USN
Relationship: Friend
Friday, July 2, 1999

Robin was a poet, an artist and a musician; if he had lived he would have been a grandfather. He volunteered for a second tour of duty in Vietnam because he loved the Vietnamese people and wanted to see them free.
In the summer of 1968, Robin came home to Richland Hills on leave before shipping out to "Nam. I flew up from Corpus Christi to see him. Robin and my brother Roy (who had safely returned from Vietnam (Seabees)) drove to Dallas Love Field and picked me up. When I close my eyes, I can feel their shoulders on both sides of me as we drove back to Richland Hills. We were talking so much that we took the wrong turn and went via Denton!
Robin is still much loved and remembered. If you ever end up in Richland Hills, Texas, visit the Richland Hills United Methodist Church: his late parents dedicated a beautiful stained glass window in his memory.
Posted by: Linda Blackmon
Relationship: Friend
Tuesday, November 17, 1998
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