ROBERT M FITZGERALD
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 130 OF THE WALL

ROBERT MICHAEL FITZGERALD

WALL NAME

ROBERT M FITZGERALD

PANEL / LINE

10W/130

DATE OF BIRTH

01/03/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/01/1970

HOME OF RECORD

YONKERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT MICHAEL FITZGERALD
POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Major Robert Michael Fitzgerald, 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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POSTED ON 2.6.2011

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ.Robert Michael FITZGERALD, USMC...who died for our country!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 12.16.2010

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 10.2.2009
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

New York University - 1958

Photo from the 1958 New York University annual.

Thanks to Nicole Jeanne Milano, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Office of University Archives, NYU

SEMPER FIDELIS, SIR!
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POSTED ON 9.23.2009
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY - June 10, 1970

YONKERS OFFICER DIES IN VIETNAM

Marine Maj. Robert M. Fitzgerald of 80 Ludlow St. is Yonkers' 33rd Vietnam casualty.
Maj. Fitzgerald was piloting a helicopter over Quang Nam Province during a rescue mission June 1 when his craft was hit by an enemy missile and exploded. Because of the nature of the explosion, his family was advised.
He had fewer than five months to complete on his second tour of duty in Vietnam when his helicopter was downed.
Maj. Fitzgerld, a career officer, joined the Marine Corps in 1958 after receiving his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from New York University. He received his basic training in Virginia.
His wife, the former Irene Cosgrove of Yonkers whom he married in 1958 and their two children Kevin and Kayleen had recently moved to 9591 Lampson Ave., Gaden Grove, Calif., to await the major's return from Vietnam.
Maj. Fitzgerald was born in Yonkers on Jan. 5, 1936, to Garret E. and Mary Merrigan Fitzgerald and attended St. Peter's Parochial School in New York City. He also attended classes at Villanova before studying at New York University.
His parents predeceased him and Maj. Fitzgerald made his home with an aunt, Mrs. Michael Bulter, at 80 Ludlow St.
In addition to his wife, children and a aunt, he is survived by two brothers Garret J. of Virginia and Donald J. of Bowie, Md.; and a sister Mrs. Glen (Rita) Muller of Foothills, Vt.

SEMPER FIDELIS, SIR!
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