Hamilton County


Col. Wayne Lewis Fulton




Wayne Lewis Fulton was born June 16, 1918 to Robert Loyal and Maude Lena Lewis Fulton. He died Mar. 26, 1954 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. He has a cenotaph in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, IA.

Fulton served with the 124th observation squadron, Iowa National Guard, as a second lieutenant, serving as an air observer.


Fulton Rites Held in East

Friends here have received word of funeral services held April 1 at Arlington National Cemetery at Washington, D. C. for Lt. Col. Wayne Fulton, 36, former Webster City resident.

Colonel Fulton, who had retired from active service July 31, 1953, because of a physical disability created by a heart ailment, died March 26. For the past few months he had been managing the officers’ open mess at Shaw air base, South Carolina.

Graduated Here

Son of Col. Robert and Mrs. Maude Lena Fulton, he was born June 16, 1918 at Deming, N. M. He was graduated from Lincoln high school in Webster City in 1937. He attended the University of Minnesota for one year.

Colonel Fulton was called to active duty with the 124th observation squadron, Iowa National Guard, as a second lieutenant in June, 1941, serving as an air observer. He served at many stations throughout his career which began in Texas during the early part of World War II. In 1943 he was assigned to the 7th tactical reconnaissance group, William Northern Field, Tenn., moving with that unit to Key Field, Meridian, Mass. and serving there until he was separated Jan. 22, 1946, at Drew Field, Fla.

Returned to Des Moines—

From then Until August 1, 194(6), he was on inactive status, returning to his home in Des Moines. He was called back to active duty with the rank of captain and was first assigned to the corps of engineers, later being transferred to the air force.

During his last tour of duty, Colonel Fulton served as advisor to the director of personnel, Peruvian air force, Lime Peru. His last duty station was at Maxwell air force base, Alabama where he was liaison officer for the air force ROTC until his retirement last July.

Upon his retirement he accepted a position as an insurance broker in Montgomery, Ala. In December, 1953, he went to Shaw air base to become manager of the open mess.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Elizabeth Paul Fulton; one son, Robert Paul Fulton; a daughter, Sharon Ann; his parents, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret L. Powers, of Des Moines.

Son of Robert Loyal Fulton and Maude Lewis Fulton. Brother of Margaret M. and Robert Harold Fulton.

Married in 1938 to Marjorie Elizabeth Paul.

A memorial headstone was placed at the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa to honor Wayne Lewis Fulton (when he died his service info was: Lt. Col 3810 MED GP Maxwell AFB ALA USAF).

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Apr. 10, 1954

Source: ancestry.com