K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey

 

Robert M. Press, Jr.

ROBERT M. PRESS, JR.

SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
11B20
11th Armored Cavalry
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 07, 1945
From SKOKIE, ILLINOIS
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Dec 17, 1967
Casualty was on Oct 31, 1968
in BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
Religion
PROTESTANT

Panel 40W - - Line 67

Robert M. Press, Jr.

Photo By Bob Hersey

Compliments of Eric Price June 2010

 


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Bob Coleman remembers Robert M. Press, Jr.
December 17, 2013
"Loss Of My Best Friend"
Posted By: Bob Coleman
e-Mail: bobandchico@aol.com

Relationship: Friend

Monty and I grew up next door to each other in Chicago.  I was six months older than him.  Over the years, we were as close as any brothers could be.  I last saw him the day he was shipping out for Nam.  Gave him a big hug and told him to keep his head down.  His death shook me strongly and I still miss him to this day.  

Bob was a Jr., he was always known as Monty around the neighborhood.  Outside my home, I have a memorial flag pole with a marker with his name on it.  His younger brother lives in Wisconsin and we visit and communicate often.  so many of our generation never had the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

I think of the many things that we could have shared growing old together.  It was never to be.   Rest in peace my old friend.


Kenron Ritchie remembers Robert M. Press, Jr.
September 20, 2009
"Halloween Night"
Posted By: Kenron Ritchie
e-Mail: kenronr@aol.com
Relationship: Fellow K Trooper

I didn't know Robert personally but I remember the night he was killed. It was the first action I would see in Viet Nam. I saw the track in front of mine and the track behind us both blow up. Since my track had to go over  the second mine, it had to be set off by command. I told myself that night I could stop worrying, with ten months left in country there was no way I could survive. I was very lucky.


Bob Hersey remembers Robert M. Press, Jr.

May 23, 2001
"I Miss You Bob - Buddy Of Mine"
Posted By: Bob Hersey
e-Mail: bob@ktroop.com
Relationship: Crewmember on K-71 and My Friend

I think of you often Bob. Especially at Memorial Day. Rest peacefully my friend. Until we meet again.


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