Glen Lee Robbins

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/18/1944

 

 

Glen L. Robbins was born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas on July 18, 1925.

He was drafted into the Army on October 25, 1943 at Dallas, Texas. His home of residence
was listed as Young County, Texas and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands,
General Farms. He had completed one year of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Robbins was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on November 18, 1944.

 

From the Find A Grave website:

Pfc Glen Lee Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Arvil Robbins of the BItter Creek community, was reported
killed in action in Germany in 1944.

Pfc. Robbins moved with his parents to Gaines County, 10 miles south of Seminole at the age of two years where he attended school
until 13. At that time, the family moved to the Bitter Creek community where he attended school for three years.

He entered the US Army on 16 November 1943* and traveled to Fort Wolters before going overseas in April 1944.
He served in the ETO with 3 Battle Stars. Mr. Robbins was awarded the Purple Heart.

Survived by his parents; two sisters - Evelyn Rose and Mary Ruth Robbins; brother - Lt. Eulan Robbins,
stationed at Fort George G. Meade, MD after serving 14 months overseas.

Mrs. Eva L. Robbins received a letter from 1st Lt. Gerald J. Rabe, chaplain, telling of the death of her son,
Pfc. Glen L. Robbins on 10 November 1944 at Germany.

"Your boy was a part of our "Famous Fourth" Division as much as he was a part of your home. We shall miss him
even as you yourself will miss him. We were proud to have had him with us. Your son was killed in action
somewhere in Germany on 10 November 1944. Just as both of you and he would have wished it, appropriate
burial services were conducted for him by a Protestant Army Chaplain. As a soldier, your son bravely fought
and bravely died to stamp out the threat of slavery which hangs over the world today. As a member of our
Great Allied Armies, he brought liberation and hope. As we pray for you and your son,
we have remembered him in our prayers as well."

* (Ed., This may be incorrect. Two different Army enlistment records sources list the date as October 25, 1943. )

 

 

Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot B Row 18 Grave18

 

Grave marker for Glen L. Robbins

Photo by Des Philippet from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Top photo from the Find A Grave website created by: Searchers of our Past

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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