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  SFC Robert Edwin Freitas    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Bravo Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal










The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SFC Robert Edwin Freitas, who died in the service of his country on June 21st, 1969 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Friendly Fire. At the time of his death Robert was 27 years of age. He was from Merced, California. Robert is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 22W, Line 104.

The decorations earned by SFC Robert Edwin Freitas include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


Robert was killed by FRIENDLY ARTILLERY 4 KM WEST OF OASIS AFLD, map grid ZA061279.

Robert is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Merced.