Robert Leon Carman

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
United States Navy
12 March 1942 - 10 August 1968
Monahans, Texas
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Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Leon Carman

01 Jan 2006

Robert "Doc" was a native of Monahans, Texas. He attended Monahans schools. He was married and the father of a daughter. He was a two year veteran of the Navy and was trained as Corpsman. He was assigned to the Combined Action Program of the Marine Corps. He was described by his sergeant, retired Sgt Major Larry Isaac, as his right hand man in his tour with CAP 2-4-1 and a man with a fifth sense. He was extremely dedicated to his duties.

Doc was killed going to the aid of a wounded Marine, helping him to get to a medevac area when one of them set off a shaped charge boopy trap. Both were killed instantly.

HM3 Robert Leon Carman was buried with full military honors at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. His wife was a resident in El Paso when Robert was killed. He is remembered by his unit, the USMC CAP Program and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Midland, Texas.

Sergeant Major Larry Isaac kindly provided the pictures that were given to him by Robert's widow when he visited her in El Paso after Robert's death and kindly allowed them to be posted on this site.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The casualty database shows that three men from CAP 2-4-1 were killed on 10 August 1968 by "explosive devices":
  • HM3 Robert L. Carman, Monahans, TX;
  • Cpl John F. Diggs, Atherton, CA; and
  • Pfc Robert G. Harvey, Washington, IA.
Petty Officer Carman is buried in Site 431, Section 1, Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
01 Jan 2006

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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