Bobby Hambleton was a true citizen soldier. He loved his family, his new wife and Wisconsin, and looked forward to returning to them when his time in Vietnam was done.
He was a combat engineer officer – executive officer of C Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division – serving at LZ Evans, north of Hue, when struck down by a rocket attack on our company headquarters on September 8, 1968. I was a few feet away from Bobby at the time.
I was proud to be his friend. I will always remember him.
By: Ed Hendren
Photo Courtesy of Margery Stuht:
Full Name: HARRY B III HAMBLETON
Date of Birth: 6/2/1944
Date of Casualty: 9/15/1968
Home of Record: ELM GROVE, WISCONSIN
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
HAMBLETON, HARRY B III
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/02/1944
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/15/1968
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 469-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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