Robert Dale Spencer

Company D 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 08/03/70




Home of Record: Texas City, TX
Date of birth: 02/23/1948
Religion: Church of Christ


Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length Service: **


Start Tour: 01/04/1970
Incident Date: 08/03/1970
Casualty Date: 08/03/1970
Age at Loss: 22
Location: Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

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Robert Spencer was killed in action during combat with a hostile force
at grid reference BR645748, approximately 15 kilometers north/northeast of Vinh Thanh airfield.





Robert Spencer in Vietnam




SGT Robert D. Spencer's decorations






Robert Dale Spencer

From the Texas City High School Yearbook 1967





Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery



Grave marker for Robert D. Spencer

Photo courtesy of Ernie West





The Robert Spencer Memorial Scholarship

"Job well done, Brother" is a drawing by Roland Castanie, an artist from Texas City, Texas.

Roland is a graphic design teacher for Texas City High School. His web site is at .

Roland has two brother-in-law's that are Vietnam Veterans and Robert Spencer was a lifelong friend who lost his life in Vietnam.
Robert was an aspiring artist. Roland copyrighted the drawing and donated it to Galveston County Chapter 685 of the
Vietnam Veterans of America. The original drawing now hangs in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angelfire New Mexico.
The Chapter uses the prints to raise funding for the Robert Spencer Memorial Scholarship which is open to all seniors
from Galveston County Texas and for other activities for Veterans within the county. The prints are 16" X 20"
and are $10.00 apiece plus $6.00 for shipping and handling. To order send Check or Money Order to:

Jim Rose
4307 Winterborne Dr.
Pasadena, TX 77505

Checks and Money orders should be made out to V V A Chapter 685.

Visit the Chapter's website by clicking on the following link:

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 685


"Job well done, Brother"

The artwork done by Roland Castanie in honor of Robert Dale Spencer

Photo from:

The Robert Spencer Memorial Scholarship


Roland Castanie, the artist who created the great artwork above in honor of SGT Robert Dale Spencer,
knew Robert Spencer and writes:

".......we were athletes at our high school and I have fond memories of Robert. He ran track and was an outstanding athlete.
Robert's most memorable characteristic was his smile. He always had a huge smile on his face and was well liked by everyone.
I was in college when Robert was killed and my parents sent me the article in the newspaper. That article had such an impact on me.
Robert was the first friend or acquaintance I had who lost his life in Vietnam. The war in South East Asia suddenly became
very real for me. Some how I was never called to serve, and although I have no guilt for that I feel a responsibility
to show my support for those who did, with my art and association with the Vietnam Veterans of America and several other
veterans groups. I've never accepted monetary compensation for that, just the satisfaction of helping vets
and acknowledging their service and sacrifice."


To view more Vietnam artwork and other superb artwork by Roland Castanie,
visit his website by clicking on the following link:

Wild Texas





Tim Spencer

I am the nephew of Sgt Robert D Spencer KIA Aug 3 1970. 4th ID 1/22nd D Co killed near LZ Terrace.
Any info about him,photos, or anyone that knew him please contact me:


Tim Spencer
304 Shady Oaks
Moody Tx 76557

phone: 409-771-2609












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