Edward Canfield Fuller
(4 September 1893
– 12 June 1918
) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps
and the son of General Ben Hebard Fuller
Born in Hamilton, Virginia
, Fuller was a member of the Naval Academy
class of 1916, and was commissioned in the Marine Corps upon graduation.
Captain Fuller was killed in action in the Battle of Belleau Wood in France 12 June 1918 during the great war.
According to his citation he died while fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage in order to get his men into a safer position. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Army for his selfless sacrifice for his men.
The destroyer USS Fuller (DD-297)
was named for him.