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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Komer

Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 23 February 1922

Date of Death: 09 April 2000

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Robert W. Komer

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Robert W. Komer
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Robert W. Komer was born on 23 February 1922 in Chicago, IL.

Komer grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Harvard University, where he also received a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

During World War II, he served as a First Lieutenant in Army Intelligence in Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

As a U.S. Foreign Service Officer he was one of the principal American officials sent to Saigon in the 1960s to try to make a success of the nation's commitment to the war in Vietnam.

Death and Burial

Robert W. Komer died on 9 April 2000. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2721   Created by: MHOH




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