Robert L. Simpkins

Date of Birth: 12/10/1947
Neighborhood: Germantown
High School: Germantown High School
Street: Bringhurst Streets
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 01/05/1967
Province of Casualty:
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
Panel Row: 5

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A Germantown High School graduate, Simpkins had planned to make the Army a career when he enlisted in October 1965. The 19-year-old private first class, a heavy equipment operator and engineer equipment repairman, was assigned to Headquarters and Maintenance Support Company of the 63rd Maintenance Battalion, in Vietnam. He died on Jan. 5, 1967, as the result of non-hostile action. Survivors included his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial