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is honored on Panel 24E, Line 22 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 7/29/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Quang Tri, Vietnam

    Posted on 5/25/14 - by Bonna Ellison Berge
    Uncle Bob was killed in 67 when I was only 2. He had a lot to do with my joining the service. I became a Navy Corpsman "DOC: I spent 2 years with III MEF 7th Comm BN, HQ, BAS. My best 2 years in the service I loved being Green Side
  • In remembrance of a distant cousin

    Posted on 5/25/14 - by Diane Ellison Swafford
    I am your third cousin and was just a youngster of 11 when you passed away. I do vaguely recall attending your funeral and visiting your parents and feeling so sad for their loss (we always called them our aunt & uncle even though the relationship was that your Dad was cousin and close friend to my Grandpa Ellison). But I was at that age where the war in Vietnam did not seem to "affect" me; at the age where selfish worries about school and cool clothes were of the utmost importance. Today, with a son-in-law serving in the Marines, and being much wiser about life, I realize what a sacrifice it was for so many young people to serve our country during that time. And you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Yesterday I went to the cemetery with your niece Bonna and she put a fresh USMC flag on your headstone and she put lovely hand-made wreaths on the graves of your parents and her parents. It is with many years being overdue that I say thank you for your serving our country.
  • Pictures

    Posted on 3/18/14 - by Ryan Ellison
    Anyone seeking additional pictures of Robert (Bob) May e-mail me at
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Robert Loomis Ellison, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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