Robert Bruce Angus
Robert Bruce "Gus"Angus was born on March 18, 1949, in Albuquerque, NM, to Robert and Marcelle Angus. Gus was one of three siblings; an older sister, Tanna, and a younger sister, Erin. Gus joined the Marine Corps in December of 1966, after graduating from Albuquerque High School. Gus was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and was attached to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 27th Mar, 5th Marine Division. Gus was a machine gunner during the Campaign in Vietnam, where he received the Vietnamese Service Medal w/2 stars and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal, in addition to the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 2, 1969. Gus moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1979, where he met his future wife, JoAnn. In August of 1980, they celebrated the arrival of their son, Robert William Angus. Gus was a Certified Welder, and worked for Ringling Brothers for many years, traveling around the country with the troupe. On November 9, 1997, at 48 years of age, Gus passed away from cancer, secondary to exposure to Agent Orange. His passing was mourned by his many friends and family.