Robert F. Stryker - Throop, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cameron Douglas
N 42° 58.738 W 076° 35.311
18T E 370477 N 4759703
Quick Description: Robert F. Stryker's final resting place can now be seen at Pine Hill Cemetery in Throop, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2005 11:27:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMP0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Team Troglodyte
Views: 54

Long Description:
Robert F. Stryker,a Vietnam War hero, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In 2002, the Army formally named its new Interim Armored Vehicle the "Stryker." Stryker is the only native-born medal of honor winner in Cayuga County, New York, since the Boxer Rebellion.

Robert F. Stryker exercised the only option available to him on Nov. 7, 1967, when he covered a Claymore mine with his body to save the lives of at least six soldiers near Loc Ninh, South Vietnam.
Armed Service: Army

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