Robert James Webb
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 May 1948 - 07 February 1968
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The database page for Robert James Webb
02 Jan 2004
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
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.
Yakima Morning Herald, Yakima WA, 10 Feb 1968
Faces from the Wall
a fellow Marine,
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.
THANK YOU ALL
From a friend of the Webb family,
1111 N 4th St Apt F, Yakima Wa 98901
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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