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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Cohen

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Los Angeles, CA
Middle Name: Bruce

Date of Birth: 10 March 1945

Date of Death: 12 May 1968

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1967 - 1968
Robert Bruce Cohen
'The Weatherman'

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Robert Bruce Cohen
Corporal, U.S. Army

Robert Bruce Cohen was born on 10 March 1945, the only son of Betty Cohen. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 24 April 1967 in California.

On 12 May 1968, then-Private First Class Robert Bruce Cohen was serving with 2nd Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Cohen was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Cohen received a posthumous promotion to the rank of Corporal.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Robert B Cohen is inscribed on Panel 59E Line 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Corporal Robert Bruce Cohen is buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.


Honoree ID: 8152   Created by: MHOH




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