Robert Wilson Krall

 

USMC Insignia

United States Marine Corps

LCPL Insignia

Lance Corporal


Parris Island Logo  Camp Lejeune Insignia

13th Marines Patch  3rd Marine Division Patch  3rd Marine Amphibious Force Patch
"A" Battery, 1st Battalion
 13th Marine Regiment
 3rd Marine Division
3rd Marine Amphibious Force

Conflicting Information Shows
2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
12th Marine Regiment Insignia  1st Marine Division Patch

 

 

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

Fell October 17, 1966

Robert was born to Wilson and Verna Krall on the 5th of February, 1947.  He grew up in the North Annville/Fort Indiantown Gap area.  He was a member of the Annville Church of the Brethran, and he attended Northern Lebanon High School (NORLEBCO).

Robert enlisted in the Marines on the 6th of February, 1964, one day after his seventeenth birthday.  He was stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  After a tour of duty in the Mediterranean he was transferred to Vietnam.

Arriving in country in the latter half of June, 1966, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  He fell as a result of an accidental discharge of a .45 caliber pistol by a fellow Marine.  His battery formed on Hill 55 near Danang for a formal memorial service.

He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

Besides his parents he was survived by a brother, Larry; and sisters, Leah, Leona, Loretta and Lavinia.

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