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Robert Earl Whitbeck
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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Robert Earl Whitbeck was born on February 22, 1929 and joined the Armed Forces while in Alexandria, Virginia.

He served in the United States Army and in 20 years of service, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

On January 30, 1968, at the age of 38, Robert Earl Whitbeck perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Phu Yen.

Per Ben Youmans Colonel Whitbeck served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade,  Headquarters Service Battery  3rd Battalion 319th Artillery.

RE Whitbeck Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Posted: 12 October 2002 Updated: 21 October 2002
Updated: 9 May 2003 Updated: 3 August 2003
Purple Heart Medal

Vietnam Campaign Medal

RE Whitbeck Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003