Robert M. Weber‚ Jr. was born August 4‚ 1981‚ to Robert‚ Sr. and Sue Weber in Fort Oglethorpe‚ Georgia. He married Amber (Hemsley) Weber on May 14‚ 2003. While the couple did not share any children of their own‚ Bobby became a loving parent to Amber’s daughter‚ Alexis‚ from day one. Bobby had many hobbies that he enjoyed‚ but none could top the 1972 Chevy Nova that he was working to restore.
Bobby joined the Marines in August of 2001‚ and went to Parris Island‚ South Carolina‚ to learn the skills necessary to become the best Marine he could. After leaving Parris Island‚ he went to North Carolina to learn Marine Combat Training. From there he would go to Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo‚ Texas‚ to learn the skills of becoming a firefighter. The time he spent in Goodfellow would shape him to become a leader‚ a friend‚ but most of all a dedicated firefighter. When Bobby left Texas he was sent back to where it all began in Beaufort‚ South Carolina‚ to the Marine Corps Air Station.
Bobby was kind to everyone he met including all the new Marines that came to Beaufort to be part of the crash fire rescue organization. He was as Sergeant. Major McBride said he was a Marine’s Marine. He took on challenges at full speed and never turned down the opportunity to do something new. He was not just a Marine‚ however; he was a family man. Bobby learned one of the greatest skills possible‚ and that was to separate the military life from family life. He and his wife would host many dinners so that all Marines would have the opportunity to get a home cooked meal away from home. Christmas of 2003‚ Bobby invited his entire section to share Christmas dinner with his family. Many of the Marines said that this dinner was as close to being home as many had been in years.
On August 16‚ 2004‚ God decided there was another path intended for Bobby and called him home. While he is greatly missed every day‚ anyone that knew him would know he would do whatever was needed or asked of him. He is remembered as a strong‚ caring‚ and devoted father and Marine. Not a day goes by that he is not remembered by anyone he touched.