101 airborne combat patch
Robert Richard Malecki
Malecki  arrived in South Vietnam November 29,1968 and was assigned to A/2/501st.

CPL Robert Richard Malecki
Died: May 13, 1969 in Thua Thien,
South Vietnam due to hostle fire.
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Malecki is listed on the 1968 Roster.
He is not listed on the KIA Roster which covers 1967 - 1968 because he died in 1969.
Read the account of May 12-13, 1969.
CPL Robert R. Malecki was awarded the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for
wounds received which resulted in his death from multiple fragmentation wounds while at FSB
Airborne, 7km N-NW of A Luoi Village when area came under ground attack by hostile force in
the Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam