Robert Elwin Griffith

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Robert Elwin Griffith - Linda, Monday even'ng. Several Pickle Funeral...
Linda, Monday even'ng. Several Pickle Funeral Home. days ago she had been informed He is ,1 native of Big. he was missing in aclion. graduated from Big Spring High He was Hie son of Mr. »" ml! School, attended Howard County Mrs J M. Griftilli, l303lJuni°r College and Abilene wounded arid was exposed lo! fire. After the allsck was! repulsed dc was returned to his. unit, Co. A, 3rd Rajtnlinn, 8th Inlanlry. 4th Infantry Division: He also held Ihe Brotize Star. Ilis brother, 1st LI. Wayne Griffilh, a pilot at Reese AFH in Scrvieo s ;^' h ;f ^lo ,*W*| , pany (he body here for *"* in lhe ' l l l h an(1 Killed in Action Mulberry. Details concerning his I'oalh were not given, but he was killeii in combat at 5 p.m. March.3. Indications were lhat mi enemy force attempted to overrun the, position ' which his company; was holding, lie died in Ihe action but his unit held out. Only recently he had been decorated with (he Silver Star and Purple Heart for courage and gallantry for going to (he, rescue of a fallen comrade al An 1 Khe Dec. 20. He suffered Christian College. He entered service in November of 1966 and basic (raining al Ft. Polk, La., and graduated from Ft. ISenning, Ga., where he also look Infantry Rnnger training. He .served at Ft. Ord, Calif., before going overseas to Vietnam in October of 19G8. He was married Sept. 10, 1966 lo Linda Duncan, (laughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd 11. Duncan, 2700 Cindy. They have one son, Wesley J. Griffith, 9 months. In addition lo his family and shrapnel "wounds and burns to parents ne leaves his brother, reach one of his men who was Lt- Wayne Griffith; - h i grandfathers, Elwyn Earwood of Uvaldc and Robert E: Griffith Slanton;-four uncles and two aunts.' HIGH PRESSURE INSECTICIDE SPRAYER ft

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 12 Mar 1969, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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