The men of India Company who fell on
July 24, 1966
Rest in Peace, heroes
July 24th, 1966, a young Marine by the name of Robin Lee Arnold
lost his life in the jungles of Quang Tri, South Vietnam during
an operation called Hastings. This site is in honor of the
sacrifice he and his fallen brothers made to their country that
LCPL Robin Lee
1948 - July 24, 1966
3rd Battalion, Fifth Marines
My brother, with
left far too soon, big brother. I was much too young to
understand where you went off to and the horrors that you faced.
When you didn't return, I was left with a void. Still, I kept
the belief that there had been some awful mistake, that one day
we would be told that there was an error and you'd soon be home.
I wondered who was buried in your grave.
I think about what life would have been like with you, Tink, and
all I can do is draw a blank. Oh, you would find that you have 9
nieces and nephews. You'd have shared in the trials and
tribulations of your brothers and sisters as they ventured
through life. You would have watched as your mother continued on
raising her children with no barrier too tough for her. And,
sadly, you would have seen a Country that took far too long to
recognize its heroes.
But what about you, Tink? What have all of us missed out on
having to live without you? I'll never know, not even in my
wildest dreams. The only solace I have is that I know you are in
a good place, beyond my current plane and that one day, I shall
meet up with you.
I miss you, big brother. I send all my love to you.
(posted on The Virtual