Fuller, Edward Canfield, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 0302, 6th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1916 - 1918

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1893
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hamilton, Loudon County
Last Address
Hamilton

Casualty Date
Jun 13, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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French Fourragere


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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)6th Marine Regiment
  1917-1918, 0302, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  1918-1918, 0302, 6th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Belleau Wood
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1912-1916, United States Naval Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Capt Edward Fuller served as the Company Commander of 75th Company, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Army Division A.E.F.. He held several leadership posts prior to this, his final. He was assigned from 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, A.E.F. where he had served since August 1917 in France, and promoted to Captain in November 1917 (retroactive to March 1917).

He was killed in action on June 1918.

He was originally interred in France; and later interred at the US Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis, MD Section 3, Lot 369B.

He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, Distingusihed Service Cross, and the Silver Star (attached to his WWI Victory Medal).


Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Edward Canfield Fuller, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France, 12 June 1918.

While fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage for the purpose of getting his men into a position of security in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, Captain Fuller was killed and thereby gave his life in an effort to protect his men.

Action Date: 12-Jun-18
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)
Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
   
Comments/Citation
Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Edward Canfield Fuller, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., in action in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France, 12 June 1918.

While fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage for the purpose of getting his men into a position of security in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, Captain Fuller was killed and thereby gave his life in an effort to protect his men.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 99 (1919)
Action Date: 12-Jun-18
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)
Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces


Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the World War I
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain Edward Canfield Fuller, United States Marine Corps, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him.

Captain Fuller distinguished himself while serving with the Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces at Chateau-Thierry, France, 6 June to 10 July 1918.

General Orders: Citation Orders, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Action Date: June 6 - July 10, 1918
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Sixth Regiment (Marines)
Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
   
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