Robert (Butchie) Mason

Robert arrived in Vietnam and was assigned to the 1st Platoon of Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.
It was while the battalion was participating in Operation Kingfisher that Hotel and Echo Companies were engaged by hostile forces, 2 kilometers east of Con Thien (Hill 158). The Marines lost 9 men and LCpl Mason died as a result of a gunshot that penetrate the chest
from hostile small arms fire.

Military Data
Length Service 01
Unit H Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Incident Date 6 September 1967
Casualty Date 6 September 1967
Age at Loss 21
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

Vietnam Wall Panel 26E Line 012

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section N, Site 12

  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 August 1946
  • Date of death: 6 September 1967
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Middle Panel
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