1968-07-10 Vietnam War comes to Round Rock

Robert P. Hernandez was born on August 18, 1948 in Round Rock to Florentino and Josefina Hernandez. He was the fifth child of six brothers and sisters. Hernandez attended Round Rock ISD schools and was a 1967 graduate of Round Rock High School. Hernandez joined the Marine Corps in San Diego in January 1968 and completed basic training in May 1968. He arrived at the Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam on June 23, 1968 and was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as an M-60 machine gunner. He died just seventeen days...

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