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Robert Thomas Edlin (The Fool Lieutenant) was born on 6 May, 1922 in United States. Discover Robert Thomas Edlin’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 83 years old?

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Age 83 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 6 May 1922
Birthday 6 May
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Date of death (2005-04-01)
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Nationality United States

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Edlin was awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously in May 2005, just after his death on April 1.


The book, “The Fool Lieutenant: A Personal Account of D-Day and WWII”, about his war-time experiences, was published in 2002.


In 1995, Edlin was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame.


On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Lieutenant Edlin, a rifle company platoon leader in Company A, 2nd Ranger Battalion, led his platoon onto Omaha Beach, receiving debilitating wounds in both legs; evacuated to England the following day, he rejoined his platoon in France on July 15, 1944.

During the late summer of 1944, the 2nd Ranger Battalion was assigned to support the American advance in Brittany; on September 9, preceding a dawn attack on the Graf Spee, or Lochrist, battery near the French town of Le Conquet. This was a coastal artillery battery with four 280mm guns, three of which could be traversed towards the American forces surrounding Brest. Their 28 km range made them very dangerous. The German garrison had been subjected to intense fire the previous days but to get them to surrender was still a very hazardous task. Lieutenant Edlin decided to lead a four-man reconnaissance patrol to spot enemy pillboxes and snipers and chart a way through the minefield surrounding the garrison, the capture of which was critical in the effort to retake the port city.


Edlin joined the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division at New Albany, Indiana at seventeen years of age. He was mobilized with the 38th Infantry Division to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, where he opted to become an officer. After his officer’s training, he was transferred to the 28th Infantry Division (Pennsylvania National Guard). After several unsuccessful attempts to gain transfer from the 28th, he volunteered for the Rangers to secure his transfer. After World War II he returned to the Indiana National Guard, however he left the Guard because of their reluctance to integrate African American soldiers into units. He later moved to Corpus Christi Texas, where he retired from law enforcement and opened Edlin’s Auction House. (This information can be found in the book “The Fool Lieutenant” by Marcia Moen, cited below.)


Robert Thomas Edlin (May 6, 1922 – April 1, 2005) was a highly decorated United States Army Ranger officer during World War II, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions of September 9, 1944, wherein he almost singlehandedly forced the surrender of over 800 German soldiers. In 2005, he was awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously by the Texas Legislature. Texas House Concurrent Resolution No 112 conferring the honor was adopted by both the House and Senate and approved by Governor Rick Perry in March 2005.