It is reported that his death was self-inflicted. Rest in peace, Robert. Date of birth: 26 December 1949 Date tour began: 23 April 1968 Date of casualty: 13 October 1968 Home of record: Canby, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army, Specialist Four, Heavy Vehicle Driver Unit: 18th Engineer Brigade, 19th Engineer Battalion, 35th Engineer Group, 70th Engineer Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 41W, 60
Location of service: South Vietnam, Binh Dinh province Died through non-hostile action - reported as suicide or self-inflicted injury.
Schools Attended: Canby High School Burial location: Zion Memorial Park, Canby, Oregon Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial in Canby The Oregonian, Thursday, October 17, 1968 Canby Soldier Dies In War WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department said Army Spec. 4 Robert D. Neasham of Canby, Ore., has died in Vietnam. On Wednesday the department said Neasham, the son of Mrs. Myrna Vincenzi, Canby, was not killed in action. He was the 373rd Oregon serviceman to die in the war since 1961 and the 174th this year.