ROBERT J SLATTERY - LCPL
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- July 15, 1946
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- July 06, 1967
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Robert J. Slattery was born on July 15, 1946. His home of record is Whippany, NJ.
He served in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Lance Corporal (LCPL).
Slattery was killed in action on July 6, 1967. He is survived by his mother, Gold Star mother Alice Slattery, sisters: Patricia Majorossy, Alecia Hansen, Nancy Grochowski, and brothers: John, Billy, and Michael Slattery.
The following is a poem written by Unknown for L/Cpl Robert J. Slattery:
You went to battle so young and free,
You couldn't have known how it really would be,
Adventure, excitement on a foreign shore,
The thrill of the unknown, too soon you'd know more.
We read of the war, and a world gone mad,
We weep our own tears for a world so sad,
All those young men, their lives frozen in time,
We see only in memory, their short lives sublime.
To you who came back, to horrors no one knows,
And all those who died, our great honor goes,
God bless you for the freedoms, your sacrifices saved,
We love and honor you, the best of the brave...
Source: NJVVMF and Nancy Grochowski.
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