Robert Lyon Norton was born on November 18, 1933 and joined the Armed Forces while in West Hartford, Connecticut.
He served in the United States Marine Corps. In 14 years of service, he attained the rank of First Lieutenant.
On December 3, 1968, at the age of 35, Robert Lyon Norton perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Nam.
Lieutenant Norton was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, 30 awards of the Air Medal, two awards of the Navy Commentation Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
He was laid to rest in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, together with his crewmate Robert A. Carney, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps.
NORTON, ROBERT L
- 1LT USMC
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/18/1933
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/03/1968
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/07/1969
- BURIED AT: SECTION 46 SITE 517
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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