Robert Leroy Worthington
Station: South Vietnam
Fallen on: 12 Apr 1969
Location: An Xugen, South Vietnam, Duong Keo
Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Purple Heart w/2 Gold Stars, Combat Action Ribbon w/ Gold Star, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/3 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars and Fleet Marine Device, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation with frame, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, UN Korean Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, ROK Korean War Service Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
HMC Worthington died when his boat was ambushed and a B-40 rocket crashed into the stern and went under his flak jacket, killing him instantly.