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Robert Lyon Norton
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
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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
 


 


Posted: 24 August 2003  Updated: 18 September 2004 Updated: 10 July 2007
Distinguished Flying Cross
 

Air Medal - 38 awards
 

Purple Heart Medal
 

RLNorton Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003