Sgt Robert H. Lane Jr. was KIA on April 1, 1970 at FSB Illingworth. He died of Multi-fragment wounds at Tay Ninh, Vietnam. He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart and six other medals for his courageous efforts that terrible morning. He is a hero and he will never be forgotten by his family and friends.
–Submitted by his niece, Alicia Kirk
I am a Korean Vet. I only picked a name off the wall so as to be more acquainted to an expired hero, whom I can identify as a person among the flood of names that only baffle a person’s mind. May GOD Bless all the names on said wall, with a special THANK YOU to the credit to your uniform. No one shall never forget. With special thoughts to my decorated hero, I’m hoping I may have the pleasure of shaking your hand some day in Heaven. Also hoping your short life is being rewarded the pleasures of Heaven. GOD please take care of my hero and rejoice his heroism. GOD Bless and keep ROBERT H. LANE, for now he has a friend in New Amsterdam, Wisconsin. The Angels will let you know how proud of you I am. You should know how special you are.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 17 September 1950
- Date of death: 1 April 1970
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Concord
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 1st Cavalry Division
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: Sonja Page, Cecil Anderson, Jr.