Robert Joseph Fay
Rank(s): PR2, LTJG, CDR
Unit(s): UDT4, MACV SOG 28
Station: South Vietnam
Fallen on: 28 Oct 1965
Location: Quang Nam, South Vietnam, MACV SOG Danang
Campaign: Attack on the Marble Mountain Air Facility south of Danang
Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal – WWII w/2 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Merchant Marine Combat Bar w/ Silver Star, Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal, Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Medal, Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone Medal, Merchant Marine WWII Victory Medal, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) National Order Medal 5th Class, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.
Hometown: Wollaston, MA
CDR Fay, the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Advisory Detachment at Ban Dao Son Tra (Monkey Mountain), SOG Ops 31 Maritime Studies Branch, was killed in action from a hostile explosive device after his Jeep was hit by a mortar round on the main service road while driving to check the security of the camp during the attack on the Marble Mountain Air Facility south of Da Nang.