|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1944|
Served in the United States Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, during World War II. He was killed on Saipan on June 15th, 1944.
"Atwood Youth is War Victim"
"Robert Adams Killed in Action."
Pfc. Robert W. Adams, 19, U.S. Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Adams of Atwood, has been killed in action...
Robert enlisted at Fort Wayne in June of 1942 when only 17 and left for Indianapolis on July 2, 1942. He received his "boot" training at Sand Diego and was sent overseas in November fo the same year. He has not been home since the day he left for induction. He went through radio school in New Zealand, and was awarded a medal as a sharpshooter. On two occasions, one just recently, he was hospitalized at Hawaii for malaria. Robert saw duty at Guadalcanal, Gilbert islands and engaged in the Tarawa campaign.
He was an active member of the United Bretheren church at Atwood where he played in the church orchestra. He was graduated from Atwood high school in June of 1942 shortly before hsi enlistment at Fort Wayne. He was a member of the high school basketball team for four years serving as team captain for one year.
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37696780
Some gave all,|
Added: Oct. 21, 2011
Thank you for your service and sacrifice in World War II.|
Added: May. 30, 2009