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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Robert Gene Hoop
CPT Hoop died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 5/13/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Multiple Fragmentation Wounds'. Hoop originated from Mattoon, Illinois .
On May 13, 1968, the 1/5th(M)(-) conducted a RIF operation in the Filhol. At 1200 hours, the battalion(-) went OPCON to the 3rd Brigade and began to move to a new location for the night. At 1803 hours, Company A received RPG and small arms fire on its right flank, east of the junction of Highway 7A and Highway 1. Enemy fire was returned with organic weapons. At 1841 hours, Company B received 60mm mortar fire. The enemy broke contact and the battalion(-) established a night position off Highway 1 in the area of Phuoc My. One Bobcat from Company A was killed and twenty other Bobcats from the battalion were wounded, fourteen of them were dusted-off.