Robert J. Emmett

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/08/1944

 

 

Robert J. Emmett was born in Nebraska in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on May 21, 1941 at Camp Blanding, Florida. At the time of induction his home of residence
was listed as Palm Beach, Florida, but later listings with the 22nd Infantry gave his home as
Marysville, California. His civilian occupation was listed as Sales Clerks. He had completed
grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Emmett was killed in action in France, during the attack toward the town of Periers,
on July 8, 1944.

 

 

Robert J. Emmett was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block N Row 5 Grave 87 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot A Row 20 Grave 28

 

     

Grave marker for

Robert J. Emmett

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 


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