Feb 082012

Cpl Robert Harold Pettit

Birth: Oct. 1, 1944 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Apr. 5, 1967 Thua Thien, Vietnam. USMC

Cpl Robert Harold Pettit native of Charlotte, NC was 22 years old and was married. It was reported that Robert died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was the husband of Mrs. Robert H. Pettit of Ferguson, NC. He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744;finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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