• 20 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 14, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Indiana, United States
  • Date of passing: May 7, 1967
  • Place of passing:
    Khe Sanh, Quang Tri, Viet Nam
Let the memory of MARINE CPL ROBERT ARNOLD METTERT Vietnam Veterans Wall Panel / Line: 19E / 53 be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, MARINE CPL ROBERT ARNOLD METTERT, 20, born on December 14, 1946 in an all Marine Family of John Mettert SR who served in the South Pacific on Guadelcanal in WWII . In Indiana moved out here to my hometown of Vancouver, WA in1956 where we attended school at MacArthur Elementary School, Harney Elementary School, McLoughlin Junior High School and Hudson's Bay High School where he graduated in the class of 1965. After graduation upon entering into the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.He lived through one 13 month tour in Vietnam as an 0311 Infantry Rifleman came back to talk about it in or CWP Class with Mrs. Virginia Richards our teacher of that class at Hudson's Bay High School but having come from an all Marine family his older brother John Mettert JR who served two tours as an infantryman in Vietnam and came back.  Then Bob had to follow his family members footsteps  where he had volenteered to go back to Vietnam for a second time and was tragically killed in action in his seventh day into his second tour on Hill 881S near Khe Sanh, Quang Tri Province in Vietnam on Sunday May 7, 1967. We will remember him at the: Vietnam Veterans Wall Panel / Line: 19E / 53. forever. The youngest brother my age, Tom Mettert had to do the same thing who served as a Marine in a Radio battalion in DaNang, Vietnam came back aliv but not so for Bob. 
                   Memorial by your good friend,
                                         Greg Payne
                                         OREGON VETERANS HOME
                                         700 Veterans Drive
                                         The Dalles, OR 97058



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This tribute was added by Sandi Knopp-Bassett on 3rd November 2014

"Thank you for the advice.  Thank you for serving your country when it wasn't the popular thing to do.  Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Greg Payne on 6th October 2011

"23 Jun 2001
Marine Corporal Robert Arnold Mettert was a true Patriot to his Country and a very loyal and brave Marine.
Greg Payne
The Dalles, OR 97058"

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