Robert Edward Fuss

United States Marine Corps
05 April 1946 - 27 April 1968
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Edward Fuss

29 Dec 2005

I met Corporal Fuss at the San Francisco International Airport when we were flying with orders to Hawaii. All of us somehow wound up at the airport's watering hole. We arrived in Hawaii and were assigned to Kanehoe Bay Barracks. We joined the Second Marine Brigade which later became 1st Battalion, 27th Marines. Since we were both E-4s, we hit it off pretty good. Corporal Fuss was an easy going type of Marine who was able to communicate well with the troops. He was well respected. He gave of his time to keep things running smoothly. We were supposed to undergo extensive training in Hawaii and were scheduled to go on maneuvers in the Indian Ocean around Malaysia. It was an international tactical competition. We never got there, we were diverted to Vietnam in January 1968. All of a sudden, Corporal Fuss was a squad leader. I had just made E-5, I became Right Guide, whatever that was.

Corporal Fuss was a damn good leader. He had just turned 22 a few days before he got hit. I remember his ever-present smiling face ... and I miss him.

Arturo Garza

04 Feb 2006

The start of "A" Co. 1/27 at K-Bay Hawaii, October 1967.
Corporal Robert Edward Fuss is at left.
Corporal Robert Ray WIA 4/13/68 is in the center background.

Howard B. Matthews, Jr.
Sergeant, Alpha 1/27

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The 1/27 Marines Situation Report for 27 April 1968 contains the following entry:
"At 271130H Company A squad patrol located YD808244 received 2 B-40 rockets and 50-100 rounds small arms fire from vicinity YD809245, resulting in 1 USMC KIA and 2 USMC WIA (1 evac, 1 minor). Returned fire, received a squad from PPB to reinforce, enemy fire ceased. Enemy withdrew to the east, swept area with negative results."

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a Marine in the same unit in 1968,
Arturo Garza
29 Dec 2005

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