Robbins, Charles Lester, SA

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Last Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Last Primary NEC
CB-0000-Construction Battalion (WW-II)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Construction Battalion
Primary Unit
1949-1967, US Army (USA)
Service Years
1945 - 1949
CB-Seabee (WW II)
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15E 035

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), A1
 Duty Stations
US Navy<B>US Army (USA)</b>
  1946-1947, CB-0000, NAVSTA - NAVBASE - NAVFAC- NAB -NOB - NOS
  1947-1949, CB-0000, NAVSTA - NAVBASE - NAVFAC- NAB -NOB - NOS
  1949-1967, US Army (USA)
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Last Known Activity
Died While in the US Army. Was in the Navy from 1945-1949
MSG Charles Lester Robbins was killed on 15 February 1967. MSG Robbins was assigned to 85th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Disposal), 6th Ordnance Battalion, 45th General Support Group, Army Support Command Qui Nhon, 1stLogistical Command, Pleiku, Pleiku Province (today called Gia Lai Province), Republic of Vietnam. MSG Robbins, SP5 Lynch, and two non-Explosive Ordnance Disposal volunteers (CPT Bruce and PFC Paige) were attempting to clear a minefield near Plieku, Republic of Vietnam when the accident occurred. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was supporting 6thBattalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment in clearing three mine fields. A M16A1 antipersonnel mine detonated when MSG Robbins was either attempting to probe for it or safety it. Fragments from the explosion killed MSG Robbins. SP5 Lynch was severely injured and the two volunteers received minor injuries. MSG Robbins received a posthumous promotion and Purple Heart Medal.
   
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