Robert Lennon Roebuck
His tour began January 24, 1969
D Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Service Occupation: Rifleman
Died at the age of 19 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty, Gun, Small Arms Fire
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on March 18, 1969 (Section B, Site 7215)

“Although I was too young to remember much, I do remember you. My heart cries everytime I think of you, and the years I lived without you. I wonder at times what it would have been like to have you around today. It’s funny I’ve been told many times to look into the mirror and I will be looking at you. One day we will met in Heaven, and that I’m looking forward to.” –Barbara Townsend

The Knoxville News Sentinel
March 5, 1969
Pfc. Roebuck, a June graduate of Austin-East High School, died of rifle fire wounds Feb. 26 during combat 34 miles south of Vandergriff Combat Base in Vietnam’s Quang Tri Providence. He joined the Marines last summer and spent a Christmas leave with his family before going to Vietnam Jan. 20, less than a month and a half ago.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 September 1949
  • Date of death: 26 February 1969
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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