Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memorial Day—Bob Kalsu

By John Turney

From Wikipedia:
Kalsu was a 6-3, 235-pound guard out of the University of Oklahoma. 
Kalsu was a starting guard for the Bills in 1968. He played the entire season and was the Bills' team rookie-of-the-year. Following the 1968 season, to satisfy his Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) obligation, he entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and arrived in South Vietnam in November 1969 as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He was killed in action on July 21, 1970, when his unit came under enemy mortar fire at FSB Ripcord near the A Shau Valley

He was awarded the following medals:
Parachutist Badge
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 bronze service stars)
South Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm
Vietnam Campaign Medal

This is the entry for Kalsu on the virtual Viet Nam Wall—

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