Robert Wilbur Toler Jr., 2nd Bde LRRP, KIA Dec 5, 1970

Robert Wilber Toler Jr.

SSG – U.S. Army

A Co. 1st Bn, 61st Infantry, 5th Inf Div (Mech)
4th Inf Div, 2nd Bde LRRP

D Troop (Air), 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry “Darkhorse”, 1st Inf Div
02 March 1943 – 05 December 1970
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Panel 06W – Line 109

Toler grave marker

MILITARY DATA

Service:               Army (Regular)

Grade at loss:   E6

Rank:                     Staff Sergeant

ID Number:           252628989

MOS:                       11B40: Infantryman

Len Svc:               more than 5 years

Units:                   A Co, 1st Bn, 61st Infantry, 5th Inf Div

4 INF DIV, 2nd Bde LRRP

D Troop (Air), 1st Sqd, 4th Cav “Darkhorse”, 1st Inf Div

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour:         06/18/1970 (his third Vietnam tour)

Cas Date:             12/05/1970

Age at Loss:       27

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Quang Tri, South Vietnam

Type:                     Hostile, died outright

Reason:                 Gun, small arms fire

AWARDS

Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters,

Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Vietnam

Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

GRAVESITE

Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri

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Links to Remembrances:    

https://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=52251

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/52228/ROBERT-W-TOLER-JR

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17 Mar 2007

I am Terry L. Garrett, a fellow platoon member with Sergeant Toler. We served in A Company, 1/61 Infantry, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division in Northern I Corps along the DMZ.

I just wanted to pay a tribute to him, if anyone ever looked for him on The Virtual Wall. He was my platoon leader during part of the spring of 1970. We both were on a Hunter / Killer Team that sometimes went inside the DMZ on recon patrols.

It’s been nearly 36 years since he died. I don’t recall the day of his death – we were separated on different missions at the time. He was a good soldier who taught me a lot about how to survive in the jungle in a torturous environment; I think he was either on his 2nd or 3rd tour in that hell hole. I have his name penciled on paper on my desk with many others who served with the Red Devil Brigade. I often think of him and his service to this great country. Rest in Peace, old friend.

Respectfully,
Sgt. Terry L. Garrett

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