Herbert Roberts Jr
Length Service 26
Unit HHC, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, USARV
Start Tour 25 August 1967
Incident Date 20 December 1967
Casualty Date 20 December 1967
Age at Loss 46
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason Helicopter – Noncrew
Casualty Detail Air loss or crash over land
Vietnam Wall Panel 32E Line 033
Kon Tum Province, viet
United States Army Sergeant Major. He was a passenger aboard a UH-1H Huey helicopter. The tail rotor of the aircraft struck a tree and crashed in South Vietnam. Also killed was LTC Glen D Belnap.
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section XXXIV Site 96
David Black, Jr.
First Cousin, Once Removed
135 Gardenia Court Beckley WV 25801 USA
We have not forgotten you.
I always knew this man as ‘Uncle Junior’, in that he and my father were raised as brothers instead of the cousins they were by blood. I served in the army three of the same years 1964 to 1967 that Uncle Junior served, and the last time I saw him was at his father’s home in DeRossett, TN the summer of 1964. He was a fine man and soldier. My dad, Neal Black, missed Uncle Junior for the remainder of his life. It was a truly great loss for the family and country. Those of us that knew you, will never forget.
Jan 7, 2010
Herb was an Army Distinguished Pistol shooter. He was also a Distinguished International Pistol Shooter. He also had received an Excellence in Competition Badge for shooting rifles. He served in the United States Army from before WWII until his death. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge third Award, the Bronze Star medal, two Air Medals, Army Commendation medal 3 awards, Good Conduct Medal 7 awards, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal 2nd award, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionry Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Un Service Medal Korea, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and several foreign awards. Herb was the coach of the United States Military Academy Pistol team.
-Submitted by Joseph S. Forte