April 24, 2012

TAPS: Marine Corps League Member - Robert P. Reisman

The Chaplain for the Westchester Detachment of the Marine Corps League, regrets to announce the death of Robert P. Reisman of Eastchester NY, Corporal, USMC, on April 24, 2012. He was 89 years old.

Marine Reisman had been a member of the Westchester Detachment for at least ten years and attended a number of their functions.

Corporal Reisman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on March 21, 1941, and was discharged on September 12, 1941 in order to return home to assist his family, which was still suffering from the effects of the Great Depression. He re-enlisted on October 10, 1942 and was followed into the Marine Corps shortly thereafter by his two younger brothers, where the three of them served in action against the enemy in the Pacific Theater of War.

Marine Reisman participated in the Battle of Tinian in 1944. In 1945 he witnessed the take-off of the Enola Gay as it began its mission to drop the first Atomic Bomb on Japan. He was discharged on December 10, 1945 with the rank of Corporal.

Arrangements are as follows:

Date - Thursday, 26 April
Time - 1400-1600 & 1900-2100
Location - Bennett's Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, NY.

Date - Friday, 27 April
Time - 1030
Location - Church of the Immaculate Conception, 53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe, NY
Interment - Gate of Heaven Cemeter, Valhalla, NY

All Marine Corps League members and Veterans are encouraged to attend the wake Thursday evening.

Semper fi in Christ,

Pastor Kurt
Detachment Chaplain
Marine Corps League

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