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  SSG Bobby Senters    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"

Alpha Company
2nd 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, SSG Bobby Senters, who died in the service of his country on June 20th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Booby Trap. At the time of his death Bobby was 27 years of age. He was from Ashland, Kentucky. Bobby is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 08E, Line 69.

The decorations earned by SSG Bobby Senters include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

I served with Bobby in Ft Polk La and we were transferred to the 25th Infantry Division in December 1964. Bobby, his wife Virginia and his three children met us in Texas and we traveled to California together. We arrived in Hawaii in late December 1964. Bobby was assigned to 2d Bn 35th Inf while I went to 1st Bn 35th Inf.Bobby and I had been instructors on the 81mm Mortar Committee in Fort Polk, both promoted to E6 at Ft Polk. I do not have information about Bobby after the 3d Bde deployed to Vietnam.

Posted by: John Gooden