Robert E. L. McDonald
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
DOI date unknown
Robert E. L. McDonald was born
in North Carolina in 1921. He was drafted into the Army
on August 27, 1943 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. His home of residence was listed as
Bay County, Florida and his civilian occupation was listed as Skilled welders and flame cutters.
He had completed three years of High School and was single with no dependents.
Private McDonald is listed in
22nd Infantry records as having Died Of Injuries
received in action, but without any date.
The Rosters of World War II Dead Quartermaster
General's Office states that he was temporarily
buried at Carentan, France, indicating that Private McDonald's injuries were sustained in action in France.
All of the 22nd Infantry soldiers buried in the same temporary cemetery as Private McDonald died during
the time between the D-Day landing and the breakout from St. Lô thus an accurate estimate of Private McDonald's
death would be between June 6 and July 25, 1944.
Robert E. L. McDonald was buried
in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Florida.
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