Robert Torres

Date of Birth: 03/14/1947
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: North 3rd Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 02/05/1968
Province of Casualty: Long An
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 30
Panel Row: 18

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The 1965 Thomas Edison High School graduate had planned to become a pharmacist and attended Philadelphia Community College before enlisting in the Army in March 1966. The 20-year-old sergeant, a team leader in Vietnam with Company C of the 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, was killed in action on Feb. 5, 1968, during the Tet Offensive. He was survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial