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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- "Marines Signal Camp is on Historic Ground". Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 26 July 1918. p. 11. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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