AMSMTH1c Robert Wilson Fulton,
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AMSMTH1c Robert Wilson Fulton
Robert Wilson Fulton was born in Hale County in west-central Alabama on July 22, 1915. His mother, Margaret Seale Fulton, was a homemaker and his father, Edgar Fulton, a farmer.
The father died in 1935 at age 59 after being in poor health for several years.
Robert enlisted in the Navy on July 14, 1936. He was an aviation metalsmith and petty officer first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
His only sibling, a younger brother, William Francis Fulton, served in the Army 20th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Command from 1938 to 1943.
Sources: the Greensboro (Alabama) Watchman; Census; Navy muster roll; application for military headstone. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.