Robert Alan Fulkerson

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
12 April 1948 - 08 April 1969
Hammond, Indiana
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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05 Jul 2006

Robert was my next door neighbor. He was older than me. While I was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, I received a letter from my mother telling about Robert being killed in Vietnam.

It was much later after returning home that I came to find out we had served in the same division, he in the 16th Infantry and me in the 2nd Infantry.

Robert was the eldest son in a large family and his was a great loss to his family and the community.

My personal loss was the hero I knew growing up, and the soldier who went before me and gave his life if only to inspire mine.

From a friend,
Roger Conard

29 Jul 2006

I would have loved to meet my Uncle Bobby but he died 10 years before I was born.

I'm writing this just to say how proud I am of my uncle.

Kari Petry
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14 Apr 2007

I'm writing this in memory of my uncle Bobby. I never got to meet him, but he has inspired me to do something great. I am now following his footsteps. I have joined the Army. I want to do what he has done. To let him know that a nephew he never met is very proud of him. Well, there is nothing much more to say, but some day we will meet and it will be the best day of my life.

From his nephew,
Raymond Fulkerson

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Bravo 2/28 Infantry lost two men on 08 April 1969 - SP4 Robert A. Fulkerson and SP4 James R. O'Banion of Florence, Kentucky.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Roger Conard

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Jul 2006
Last updated 05/03/2007