Robert James Archibald – Captain, United States Marine Corps

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Robert James Archibald

Captain, United States Marine Corps. Aviator. Killed in the line of duty. April 27, 1892-November 1, 1928. Buried with full military honors in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Buried with him is his wife, Ann Archibald, who lived 25 years after he was killed. January 14, 1894-January 17, 1953.


ARCHIBALD FIELD
At Managua, Nicaragua. A Marine Corps field named in late 1928 or early 1929 for Captain Robert J. Archibald, USMC, who directed the location of airfield sites in Nicaragua and was killed in line of duty in November 1928 (no longer active).


ARCHIBALD, ROBERT J.

  • Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Aircraft Squadrons, 2d Marine Brigade (Nicaragua)
  • Date of Action: March 1927 – July 1928
  • Birth: Wheeling, WV
  • Home Town: Wheeling, WV

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Robert J. Archibald, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as an aviator attached to the Second Brigade, U.S. Marine Corps operating in the Republic of Nicaragua from March, 1927 to July, 1928.

Captain Archibald worked unceasingly under the most trying weather conditions, keeping the material in his charge in order and operating against armed groups of bandits in the vicinity of Nueva Segovia. He assisted and cooperated with the ground forces in every way possible, and by his acts of valor inspired all members of the Brigade.
Authority – USMC Communiqué: 021-1&3 ACE-jfb (16 July 1929)


ARCHIBALD, ROBERT J

  • United States Marine Corps
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/01/1928
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8426SS
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ARCHIBALD, ANN M WIDOW OF ROBERT J

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/03/1895
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/17/1953
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8426
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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