McMaugh, Robert, Cpl Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
8151-Guard
Last Unit
1983-1983, 8151, MSG Detachment Beirut, Lebanon
Service Years
1980 - 1983

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1962
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Manassas
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1983
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Terrorist Attack
Location
Lebanon
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 11, Site 426-1

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I was there..... posted by 25 Fullarton, Mike (Program), Sgt 84 
Thanks Cpl McMaugh posted by 01 Parker, Delmas, MSgt 324 
Thank you Marine for your service for yo... posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj 1174
To My Dearest Family posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj 1174
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 Unit Assignments
MWSG-37Marine Security Guard (MSG)
  1980-1981, 7011, MWSG-37
  1982-1982, 8151, Marine Security Guard (MSG)
  1983-1983, 8151, MSG Detachment Beirut, Lebanon
 Combat and Operations History
  1982-1984 Lebanon/Multi National Peace Keeping Force Lebanon6
  1983-1983 Lebanon/April 1983 Beirut Embassy Bombing
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Last Known Activity


LCpl Robert McMaugh while  serving as a Expeditionary Air Field Specialist / 7011, re-enlisted for Marine Security Guard Duty. Upon completion & Graduation his first Duty Assignment was a Hardship one as is customary. The place, Beruit  Lebanon. Where he was killed by a terrorist truck bombing along with 242 other Marines on April 18,1983. He was promoted to Corporal posthumously. His home town is Mannasas., VA.
   
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In my opinion, the war in Iraq today began in reality the day Cpl. McMaugh died in our embassy. Any information on him would be appreciated.

I am SSgt  Arthur Gobert ( Gobe ), and I was allowed the honor to administer this site only after it was created by another Marine, L/cpl Michael Huang. I made an inquirey and he found out that Cpl McMaugh had served with me while he was a L/cpl  7011 at MCAS El Toro  prior to changing MOS's to Marine Security Guard ( Embassy Duty). Beruit was to be his Hardship Post.
When our unit in El Toro was made aware of of the terrorist attack, and the loss of 243 of our fellow Marines, we were all outraged like every Marine worldwide. But when we learned that among them was one of OUR OWN; it was even more of a personal tragedy to his fellow troops and the NCO's he worked with. The Expiditonary Airfield Field ( EAF ) 7011 Unit aboard the Air Station held a Memorial Service for L/cpl McMaugh at the Old Base Chapel. I have been in bad health over the years, but I am in a better place at this time. I will endeavor  to get more information, possibly even photos from Marines I have found recently that we served together with in the early 1980's. I will try and make this a better page for all to come and visit and pay their respects, Semer Fidelis.
SSgt. A.P. Gobert
Update; December, 2010; Two Marines I had the honor of serving with prior to my discharge, one L/Cpl Allen Elliott, & (then L/Cpl Linda Field) Now MGysgt Linda Field, both 7011's: Have been invaluable to me in my quest for information about Cpl McMaugh and the photos recently published here on his page. MGysgt  Field actually went to this Marines home town and paid her respects at local American Legion & VFW. She took the photos of the Display case that Cpl McMaugh's Town & Community have set up to honor him, his family's, and our country's sacrifice. L/Cpl  Allen Elliott has made contact with surviving family members and has been himself in very poor health. His goal, to secure more information and photographs to be posted here, and to make the family aware of this site and this page dedicated to their family member after so many years..

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