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Armstrong, Pvt. Robert L.


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 
– moved to Maywood to attend high school 
– 156 South 19th Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
– living with his uncle and aunt
– attended grade school & one year of high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1939
Selective Service Registration: 21 December 1942
– Contact Person: Gordon Armstrong – brother
– registered while still in high school
– 14 June 1943
– U. S. Army
Inducted: 28 June 1943 
Serial Number: 36753648 
– Fort Custer – Kalamazoo, Michigan
– Camp McClellan – Anniston, Alabama
– Camp Shelby – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
– Company A, 272nd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division
– During training at Camp Shelby
– Sunday – 16 April 1944 – accidentally shot during training at the rifle range 
– 17 April 1944 – family learned of his death
– Fairview Cemetery – Farley, Iowa 




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