Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bilsteins in:
 • Santa Fe National Cemetery
 • Santa Fe
 • Santa Fe County
 • New Mexico
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
PFC Robert Royal Bilstein
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: May 12, 1924
Alamosa
Alamosa County
Colorado, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1945, Japan

Robert Royal was the son of Fredrick W. and Emma Bilstein of Alamosa, Colorado.

Robert served in the Company led by Captain Dwayne "Bobo" Mears and were known as "Bob's Bastards". On the beaches of Iwo Jima, assistant gunner Robert Bilstein saw Private Edward Wolenski get shot in the abdomen. Robert went to his aid and got Wolenski into a shell crater. Robert returned for his gun and tripod and moved forward with Corporal Deutsch. They were waiting for ammunition about 500 yards inland when Robert was shot through his head and killed in action (The First Battalion Of The 28th Marines On Iwo Jima: A Day-By-Day History; By Robert E. Allen).
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Fred William Bilstein (1888 - 1958)
  Emma Muller Bilstein (1885 - 1960)
 
Inscription:
PFC US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: U, 280
 
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3863307
PFC Robert Royal Bilstein
Added by: Ron Overley
 
PFC Robert Royal Bilstein
Cemetery Photo
Added by: CryptoGram
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

In remembrance of your honored service
- truchasnm
 Added: Mar. 31, 2013

- The Jeans
 Added: Jun. 29, 2010
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service