2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 13, 2020 3:57 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking citation for Silver Star to L/CPL Robert M Walkley


      My dear friend, L/CPL Robert Mark Walkley, was killed in action in Vietnam on March 24, 1969. He was awarded a Silver Star posthumously for his action that day. I would like to find the citation that accompanied his medal

        • Re: Seeking citation for Silver Star to L/CPL Robert M Walkley
          Elliot Schneider Guide



          Here is the synopsis



          The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert M. Walkley (2365067), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 24, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Walkley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

          Home Town: Ionia, Michigan



          FYI**** He was also listed in the House Congressional Record of APR 3rd 1969.




          Elliot Schneider

          • Re: Seeking citation for Silver Star to L/CPL Robert M Walkley
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Mr. Millard,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            A copy of his awards citations should be in his Official Military Personnel File. OMPFs and medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1958 and prior to May 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NRPC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.  In Section II, block 1, please check “Other” and specify that you wish to request awards citations. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


            Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, National Archives research rooms and museums are closed to the public until further notice and the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


            Also, the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Office – Chief of Naval Operations DNS35, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000, (202) 685-1770, DSN 325-1770 may have the citation you seek. In addition, there may be information at the Marine Corps History Division’ Archives Branch, 2044 Broadway Street, Quantico VA 22134, 703-784-4685. The email address is history.division@usmcu.edu.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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