Armstrong

 

Pvt. Robert Lee Armstrong


Born: 13 September 1924 - Blackhawk, South Dakota


Parents:
Gerald T. Armstrong & Geraldine Steffen-Armstrong

    -  father married Carrie Rotgers

Siblings: 1 sister

Guardians: Gordon & Alberta Armstrong

Home:

    - 156 South 19th Avenue - Maywood, Illinois
        - living with his uncle and aunt

Education:

    - attended grade school & one year of high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1939

Enlisted:

    - 14 June 1943

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 36753648

Training: 

    - Fort Custer - Kalamazoo, Michigan

    - Camp McClellan - Anniston, Alabama

    - Camp Shelby - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Unit:

     - Company A, 272nd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division

Died: 

    - During training at Camp Shelby

        - Sunday - 16 April 1944 - accidentally shot during training at rifle range

Buried:

    - Fairview Cemetery - Farley, Iowa


 

 

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