Robert Paul Foley

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
02 February 1949 - 02 February 1968
Dorchester, Massachusetts
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Robert P Foley

Purple Heart, USMC Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Paul Foley

"When you go home, tell them of us and say,
We gave our tomorrow, for your today"

In Memory of PFC Robert P. Foley
Taken aboard the USS Navarro on January 16, 1968.
Killed in Action Feb. 2, 1968.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In late 1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, and reinforcing elements formed Battalion Landing Team 3/1 embarked in the amphibious warfare ships of Task Force 76.5 [(USS Valley Forge (LPH 8), USS Navarro (APA 215), USS Alamo (LSD 33), USS Whetstone (LSD 27), and USS Vernon County (LST 1161)]. BLT 3/1 provided an amphibious and airmobile ready reserve force for the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force and found themselves heavily committed during the TET 68 offensive.

During operations ashore between 25 Jan and 08 Feb 1968, the 3/1 Marines lost at least 42 men; of these, not less than twelve were Mike Company casualties:

  • 25 Jan 68
        PFC David P Dodson

  • 31 Jan 68
        LCPL Larry R Clemons
        CPL Callen J Courtemanche
        PFC Dennis T Cunnane
        LCPL Charles L Gregory
        LCPL Charles V Hampton
        PFC Dubois R Jones
        PFC Anthony G Maldonado
        LCPL Robert L Whitley

  • 01 Feb 68
        PVT Michael C Lindsay

  • 02 Feb 68
        PFC Robert P Foley

  • 03 Feb 68
        LCPL Robert C Anderson

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Mike Foley
Franklin, NH 
7 Jun 2001

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