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LCpl Robert Lester Kessel
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1947
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1967
Quang Tri, Vietnam


Robert Lester Kessel was a native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

He served as a Lance Corporal in D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was killed in action in Quang Tri, South Vietnam on March 20, 1967.

He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

His father served as a Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park.

ROBERT LESTER KESSEL

Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: February 6, 1947
From: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Religion: Protestant
Marital Status: Single

Lance Corporal, L Cpl, (E-3)
United States Marine Corps (Regular)

Length of Service: Less Than 1 Year

Casualty was on March 20, 1967 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
Hostile, Ground Casualty, Other Explosive Device
Body Was Recovered

Vietnam Memorial: Panel 16E, Line 123


NOTE: Many thanks to Find A Grave Member Tami Glock for providing the headstone photo for Lance Corporal Robert Kessel.
 
 
Inscription:

New Headstone:

ROBERT L
KESSEL
PENNSYLVANIA
LCPL
US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
FEB 6 1947
MAR 20 1967
PH & GS


Old Headstone:

ROBERT L
KESSEL
PENNSYLVANIA
L CPL
US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
FEBRUARY 6 1947
MARCH 20 1967
PH & GS
 
Note: Recipient of the Purple Heart & the Gold Star --- Section 3, Row 1, Position 28
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site #1244
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47139953
LCpl Robert Lester Kessel
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
LCpl Robert Lester Kessel
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
LCpl Robert Lester Kessel
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
 
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GHS Class of 1965
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Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012
Flag of the State of Pennsylvania
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 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
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