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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Robert Allan Ater, who died in the service of his country on August 17th, 1970 in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Helicopter Crash. At the time of his death Robert was 25 years of age. He was from Canton, Ohio. Robert is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 08W, Line 117.
Robert Allan Ater from Canton, OH. Robert is buried in the Sunset Hills Burial Park Section 17 Lot 523 Space 1 which is located in Stark County near Canton. (Phone number 330 494-2051.) Take Exit 109 (Everhard Rd NW) west off of I-77 on the north side of Canton. Go west on Everhard Rd for about 8/10s miles to the first cemetery entrance (presently across the street from an Arbys Restaurant). Turn right into the cemetery and you will immediately see a "Section 14" sign. Continue on until the cemetery road curves off to the left. A little more than half way around this curve you will see a large statue of Jesus on your right. (This is actually located in Section 19 ) Just past this statue on the left is "Section 17" and you will see a white marble bench with the name of "McDougal" on it. Go about 20-50 feet past this bench and then go downhill about 8 rows to find Roberts grave. (Visited by Jim Hall 11/11/2010).