ROBINSON, FLOYD HENRY Name: Floyd Henry Robinson Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Unit: Company E, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division Date of Birth: 28 January 1949 Home City of Record: Burlington KS Date of Loss: 12 March 1969 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 143822N 1073903E Status (in 1973): Missing in Action Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 1406 Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On March 12, 1969, Sgt. Floyd H. Robinson was serving as pointman for a 5-man reconnaissance team of a rifle company. The team was operating in Kontum Province, South Vietnam, about 10 miles west-northwest of the city of Dak To. During the mission, the team became engaged in a heavy fire fight in the late afternoon. At that time, Robinson and two other team members were separated from the team leader and his assistant. The three men began to escape and evade in a heavily congested area. They continued to evade until 1700 hours. On March 14, they had crossed a stream and had moved south where they were ambushed by a squad-sized element of communist soldiers. The three men returned fire and were able to break contact. Robinson proceeded north on a trail, while the other men sought to find cover in the thick brush. That was the last time Robinson was seen alive. The two other men continued to evade and were eventually returned to friendly forces. Company-sized operations were conducted in the area in which Robinson was last seen for two weeks after the loss without a sign of Robinson. He was classified Missing in Action. Nearly 10,000 reports relating to Americans in Southeast Asia have been received by the U.S. Government since 1975. A Pentagon panel concluded in 1986 that there were at least 100 men still alive. Robinson could be one of these men. How much longer must they wait for this country to bring them home?