Robert C. Chesnut
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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.
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot D Row 11 Grave 18
Grave marker for
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