Robert Dubson, Oct. 18, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Robert Dubson died Saturday night, Oct. 18 in Naperville, Ill., at the age of 85.

He was a Marine in WWII. His unit was part of the Iwo Jima campaign and he helped guard the perimeter while they planted the United States flag on Mt. Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945. They were also the first ones to enter Hiroshima after the bombing. He came from a long line of Marines and policemen. His funeral will have a Marine Honor Guard composed of members of the Lisle, Ill. VFW.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis, and their five children: Connie Clark of Michigan, Terry Clark of California, Mickey Schneider and husband Steve of Eureka Springs, Diane Hoffman and husband Dave and Mary Sword and husband Brad, all of Naperville, Ill.

His Eureka Springs grandsons are Tracy Clark and Jeremy Putts, a career Marine. He is also survived by numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren.