Robert J. Cara

Date of Birth: 08/27/1945
Neighborhood: Spring Garden
High School: Roman Catholic High School
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP5
Date of Casualty: 06/19/1967
Province of Casualty: Gian Dinh
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
Panel Row: 1

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The 1963 Roman Catholic High School graduate worked in a rifle manufacturing plant before joining the Army in October 1965. The 21-year-old specialist five trained as a medical specialist and was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. He died in combat on June 19, 1967. In a letter to his mother on Mother's Day 1966, he wrote from Vietnam: Freedom is why we're here Soldiers fighting so sincere God above wilt guide me through Dearest Mother, I love you In addition to his mother, he was survived by a brother and half-brother.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial