Robert C. Chesnut

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 12/30/1944

 

 

 

Robert C. Chesnut was born in Ohio in 1918. He was drafted into the Army on
November 5, 1943 at Cleveland, Ohio. At the time of his induction his home of
residence was listed as Lorain, Ohio. (Robert C. Chesnut's home of residence was listed
in 22nd Infantry records as Fariston, Kentucky. ) His civilian occupation was listed as
Cook, except private family. He had completed two years of High School and was married.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Sergeant Chesnut was seriously wounded in action in Luxembourg on December 29, 1944,
during the Battle of the Bulge. He died of his wounds the next day, December 30, 1944.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 31
dated 5 April 1945.

 

 

Robert C. Chesnut was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Grand Failly Cemetery, Longuyon, France Block B Row 10 Grave 233
and his remains were later transferred and buried in the permanent cemetery
at Hamm, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot D Row 11 Grave 18

 

     

Grave marker for
Robert C. Chesnut

Photo by soilsister
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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