Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Army 1
Sergeant 1
14 May 1941 1
15 Nov 1965 1

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Full Name:
Robert Gomez 1
14 May 1941 1
Male 1
15 Nov 1965 1
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Age at Death: 24 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 15 Nov 1965 1
Casualty Location: Landing Zone X-Ray, Ia Drang Valley 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 1
Marital Status: Married 1

Vietnam War 1

Army 1
Sergeant 1
1st Bn 1
D Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
E5 1
Major Command:
1st Cav Div 1
7th Cavalry 1
Infantry Indirect Fire Crewman (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
18 Aug 1965 1
Years Served:
4 1
Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 56 1
Panel: 03E 1

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Larry Stevenson
His R.T.O. in Vietnam
2500 S.W. Blvd
Sedalia, Mo 65301 USA
Was his R.T.O Ia Drng Valley Vietnam Monday 15 Nov 65
Thursday / December 6 , 2001 Sir / I was this man's R.T.O. in the Ia Drang Valley on Monday 15 November 1965 he and I shared a foxhole at the time of his death / would love to talk to any family member of his.
Thursday, December 06, 2001
  A Father that I never knew
Posted for: ROBERT GOMEZ:
I wanted to leave this message for you, just to let you know that I am now 39 years old. I have often wondered what you were like and who my family is. You will be happy to know that the man that raised me along with my mother took very good care of me. They never let me forget you. My grandmother tells me that at times I smile like you did and I make faces like you. You have three grandchildren, two boys and a girl. I wonder ... do they smile like you also. One day we will meet again.

Virginia Gomez Capwell
171 Royal Oak Drive
Guyton, Georgia 31312
Posted by:
Relationship: He is my father
Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The ultimate sacrifice
Posted for: ROBERT GOMEZ:
From a friend to a friend. I remember the good times.
Posted by: John Wolfe
Relationship: We served together
Friday, October 24, 2003

Memories of you
Posted for: ROBERT GOMEZ:
Not a day goes by that you are not part of our lives and thoughts, you were always kind and generous. The beautiful memories of you are held close in the hearts of those you left behind. Your daugther Virginia (Ginny) only knows you from pictures taken, she has your smile, kindness and generous heart, you would be very proud, i love her dearly. As for me...I still remember and cherish every moment we had in our short and happy lives together, you will always have a special place in my heart.
My love for you is eternal. Hilda
Posted by:
Relationship: He was my husband
Monday, November 17, 2003

My brother Bud
Posted for: ROBERT GOMEZ:
Well Bud,we finally found your daughter (Jeanie) after all of these years of trying. She has brought joy into our lives again and we now have a part of you with us for which we are all so very happy. We all miss you and love you. I just know ma had to have a part in all of this. love, your sister Phine
Posted by: mary jo bierman
Relationship: He is my brother
Wednesday, December 3, 2003

My Uncle Robert Gomez
Posted for: ROBERT GOMEZ:

Robert Gomez, better known to my family as Bud, was my uncle. He passed away when I was 7 years old. At the time, Bud was survived by his parents, Fred and Lupe Gomez (both now deceased), two brothers, Fred and Ernest, and two sisters, Mary Jo and Virgina. Bud was also married to a girl he met in Germany and they had a daughter together. After Bud passed away she and her daughter moved back to Germany.

Bud is still remembered by all of his family. My sister Pat has even incorporated his life into art pieces.

He is missed by all.

12/01/04: This website and being able to leave a remembrance has been more valuable than I can explain in words. My cousin Virgina, the above mentioned daughter of Bud who had gone back to Germany at the age of 2 - rediscovered our family, now 38 years later, through this website and this remembrance. Virginia and 2 of her 3 children just spent the Thanksgiving holidays with her father's family. We spent a great deal of time sharing pictures of Bud, both from her mother and from our family and telling stories about Bud and the family. It was a special Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Robert's Niece Carol (Photo Credit)
Relationship: Other:
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

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