Fischer, Robert McCaughin, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 0311, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
Service Years
1917 - 1918

Corporal

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Ulm
Last Address
New Ulm Minnesota

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Aisne-Marne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Wound Chevron World War I Victory Button (Wounded in Action)


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 Military Association Memberships
World War I Fallen
  1918, World War I Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1917-1918, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/K Co
  1917-1918, 0311, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Belleau Wood
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Somme Defensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Son of Gustav Fischer and Mary McCaughin Fischer.
Born Oct. 1896

Bob Fischer was a member of the 5th Marine Regiment Football Team, Bordeaux, France.
He was killed shortly after 5 pm on June 6th, 1918 as he advanced under machine gun fire into the wheat field in front of Belleau Wood.

Added by: JM Fischer

   
Comments/Citation
Navy Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Robert McCaughin Fischer (MCSN: 85580), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, 6 June 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Fischer gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
Action Date: 6-Jun-18
 

 
   
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