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First Name: Rob

Last Name: McSorley

Birthplace: Westmount, CAN

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: George

Date of Birth: 26 March 1951

Date of Death: 08 April 1970

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Rob George McSorley

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Rob George McSorley
Specialist Four, U.S. Army
Vietnam War

Rob George McSorley was born on 26 March 1951 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Although he was a Canadian citizen, he chose to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight in the war in South Vietnam. Ironically, some American citizens moved to his country to avoid that war.

On 8 April 1970, Specialist Four Rob George McSorley was serving with L Company, 75th Infantry (Rangers), 10st Airborne Division, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, SP4 McSorley was killed in action when he sustained wounds from small arms fire while on a reconnaissance mission near Khe Sahn. His body was recovered.

Colonel Robert Guy, U.S. Army (Ret.) was the Company Commander of L Company when Rob was killed and he said this, " I will never forget his bravery and his spirit. He was a Ranger!"

Medals, Badges and Tab

Silver Star Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
Army Commendation Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
RVN Gallantry Cross with Silver Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab


The name Rob G McSorley is located on Panel 12W Line 107 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Specialist Four Rob George McSorley is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Our country owes him an eternal debt of gratitude!

Honoree ID: 3363   Created by: MHOH




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