Robert Waight Fuller – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Bryn Mawr Graduate Bride of Lieutenant R. W. Fuller 3rd, United States Army

GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts, July 15, 1935 – Miss Nancy MacMurray Robinson, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. James Parsons Robinson of Washington, D.C. was married here today to Lieutenant Robert W. Fuller 3rd, United States Army, of Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fuller of Washington, D.C.

The ceremony was performed in St. James Episcopal Church by the Rev. Edward C. M. Tower, the rector, and was followed by a wedding breakfast for the family and intimate friends at Goodale Pines, the Summer home of the bride’s parents in South Egremont.

The bride’s only attendant was her cousin, Miss Joan MacMurray of Riga, Latvia.  Mr. Fuller was his son’s best man.

The bride is a graduate of Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, Connecticut and of Bryn Mawr College, having receiving her degree from the college last month.  Lieutenant Fuller was graduated from West Point a year ago.

Courtesy of: Hugh Fuller, February 2008

My father was Lieutenant Colonel Robert Waight Fuller III, United States Military Academy, 1934, 3rd Cavalry, taught French at West Point, served on the General Staff in the first part of World War II.

He then took his squadron of reconnaisance cavalry into combat after D-Day, seeing 10 days of combat before he was wounded in theaction following Normandy and sent home to be retired in 1946. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Air Medal.

He wound up serving with the CIA until 1965 and died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in August, 1985. My mother was born and raised in the Army and married my father after graduation from Bryn Mawr in 1935, following him up to Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont.  She raised the four of us and kept faith with him, dying in January, 1986.


Note: His father-in-law, James Parsons Robinson, Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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