Posts Tagged ‘Robert Wimp’
Quite some time ago, I picked up a box of photographs and other memorabilia at a yard sale, and I started posting a few of the photos and clippings here, hoping to connect with a family member, which did happen, but I never meant to let so much time go by before following up. I am hoping to connect with that person again, and send her everything that I can.
Until then, here is a scan of Pauline Wimp’s April 1936 diploma in Kiowa County, Colorado.
Colorado Public Schools
Diploma – Colorado – Kiowa County
Be it known, that Pauline Wimp
of School District No. 6 in the County of Kiowa has completed the
course of elementary study prescribed for he Public Schools of Colorado.
In Testimony Whereof, this Diploma is given under our hands this
21st day of April A. D. 1936
Alma Vrooman, County Superintendent
Lois Sibey – Teacher **
Here are more links sharing some of the Wimp family information that was included in my garage sale finds:
Death of Sergeant Robert Wimp
Sergeant Robert Wimp information
Ford-Newland Wedding Announcement
** The name here may be Lois Sibcy.
December 21, 2010
In May of this year, I shared some information on my blog about the death of Sgt. Robert Wimp in Vietnam. You can see my original post here.
As a result of that original post, Carol Yates Wilkerson, http://ipentimento.com, added more information about the date, etc. of Sgt. Wimp’s death that she located at http://thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=56872, and below is the info that was included there.
ROBERT G. WIMP
SFC – E7 – Army – Regular
Length of service 14 years
His tour began on Sep 15, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 19, 1969
In, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 32W – Line 63
“On Sunday afternoon, 19 Feb 1969, I had the misfortune of hearing Early, SFC Robert Wimp, and Captain Edwin Ackerman voluntarily charge into the rice paddies with a small SVN popular force team to repel a VC patrol. I listened to them courageously engage in a fierce fire fight, and request helicopter gun ship support. Then all at once I heard them caught up in an ambush with no way to escape.”