Robert J. Harrington

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 12/02/1944

 

 

Robert J. "Bobby" Harrington was born in New York on December 14, 1921. His home of residence
was listed as Monroe, New York. He resided in Tompkins County, New York prior to the war. He entered
the Army on March 16, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.

Private Harrington was listed as missing in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on December 2, 1944. His status was later changed to killed in action.

 

Above: The entry for Robert J. Harrington in the casualty lists of the 22nd Infantry for the month of December 1944.
Note that he was originally listed as missing in action. His status was later changed to killed in action.

Courtesy of John Tomawski

 

 

From the Cortland Standard, Cortland, N.Y. Friday Evening, January 5, 1945

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

From the Cortland Standard, Cortland, N.Y. Saturday Evening, January 13, 1945

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

From the Cortland Standard, Cortland, N.Y. Friday Evening, March 23, 1945

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Robert J. Harrington was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New York in December 1947.

Burial:
Saint Anthonys Cemetery
Groton
Tompkins County
New York

 

Grave marker for Robert J. Harrington

Photo by Matthew Sparling from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo by ThatSaulFolks from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 


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