Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Edmund Taft

Highland Park, IL

Vietnam War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1960-1963

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 07/31/1942

Date of Death: 11/15/1965

Affiliations: Phi Kappa Sigma

Lt. Taft was killed in action during an engagement in the Plei Me, South Vietnam area. He was a platoon leader of Company A, 1st Battalion, in the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division and had been in Vietnam two months.

– taken from Alumni Association archives

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