Robert James Webb

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
13 May 1948 - 07 February 1968
Brownstown, Washington
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Purple Heart (3 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert James Webb

02 Jan 2004

Never Forgotten

Robert James Webb
Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

To my high school friend. You were a quiet, gentle person.

Your life is remembered and your sacrifice appreciated.

You are not forgotten.

Lawrence M. Moss

Valley Man Succumbs from wounds in Viet
(Brownstown news)

Marine Cpl. Robert J. Webb, 19, died Wednesday in Station Hospital, Da Nang, South Vietnam, of wounds received in action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William (Tony) Webb, Box 56, received word of their son's death from the War Department Thursday. They expect to be notified soon when the body will be returned home for burial. It was the third time the Marine had been wounded since his arrival in South Vietnam nine months ago. He had received the Purple Heart. The message delivered to the Webbs by a Marine stationed at the Yakima training center, related that Cpl. Webb suffered fragmentation wounds in the left arm, both legs, and abdomen, and a spinal cord injury. He had been admitted to a hospital Tuesday. Cpl. Webb joined the Marines under the buddy system with Carl Nissen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nissen, White Swan. Nissen, who also is in Vietnam has been wounded twice. The White Swan High School graduate of 1965 is also survived by a brother James, at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Wilkerson.

From the
Yakima Morning Herald, Yakima WA, 10 Feb 1968
courtesy of
Faces from the Wall
a fellow Marine,
Jim McIlhenney

23 Nov 2004

I was only 8 years old when Bob went to Vietnam. He was a close and dear friend of my family. My oldest sister and Bob were dating, they were very close. She told me that Bob had a feeling that he might not make it back home. Bob was a gentle person, he always gave of himself and never asked anything in return. I know that I was very young when Bob was killed, but he will always live on in my memory and my heart.

Bob, you will always be remembered ,
your sacrifice along with all the other men and women who gave their all will be deeply appreciated.

From a friend of the Webb family,
Allan Broyles
1111 N 4th St Apt F, Yakima Wa 98901

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