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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Rom Worley
SP6 Worley died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 4/27/1967 during the Vietnam War as a member of HQ-HHC . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Multiple Fragmentation Wounds'. Worley originated from Walnut, North Carolina .
Specialist 6th Class Rom Worley, 34 (born August 19, 1932) of Fayetteville, North Carolina,a native of Madison County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Worley, of Big Pine, Marshall, was killed in Vietnam on April 27, 1967, when struck by fragments of a hostile booby trap. Worley had served in the United States Army for 18 years and was a member of the 25th Infantry Division. During the Korean Conflict, he served in Japan and Europe and was awarded the Purple Heart in Korea. He was the husband of Mrs. Robbie G Worley, Route #8, Box 292, Fayetteville, NC. Son of Mr. William Hobert Worley and Mrs. Evelyn Mae Baker Worley. He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Mechanized, "Bobcats", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster for his combat related wounds, The Korean Service Medal, The Korean Defense Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, The Korean Presidential Unit Citation, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal(s) and The Good Conduct Medal(s). On April 27, 1967, units of the battalion located an underground VC hospital complex. Again mines and booby traps were encountered in the area of operations. One Bobcat was killed and fifteen were wounded during the day.