Robert Ammon Snavely

 

US Army Insignia

United States Army


PFC Insignia - Army

Private First Class

 

Fort Bragg Crest  Fort Benning Follow Me Logo

1st Battalion - 327th Infantry Regiment Insignia  327th Infantry Patch  327th Infantry Regiment Coat of Arms  101st Airborne Division Patch   United States Army-Vietnam Patch
"A" Company, 1st Battalion
327th Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
United States Army-Vietnam

 

 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Bronze Star  Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

Fell February 13, 1968

Robert was born on the 6th of December, 1948 to Jacob and Leona Snavely who lived in the Water Works area of North Annville Township.  His boyhood and teenage years were spent outdoors, as he was an avid animal trapper and hunter, and knew the old canal and Swatara Creek in detail.  He was also active in Water Works Troop 69 of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a member of the Water Works EUB Church and the Water Works Fire Company.  He attended Annville-Cleona schools.

After high school he enlisted in the Army on the 7th of January, 1967.  After basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, advanced training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he reported for duty in Vietnam, arriving on the 11th of July, 1967.  He was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.  He fell as a result of gunshot wounds in the vicinity of Cu Lai .  He was on duty on the perimeter of a temporary night camp when the unit was attacked.  He was first reported as Missing In Action and soon thereafter re-classified as Killed In Action.

He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He was also awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal by the Republic of Vietnam.

Besides his parents he was survived by a brother, Jacod.

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