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PFC Robert Raymond Broadwater
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1918
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1945, Germany

Robert served as a Private First Class, 41st Armored Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 20, 1944 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being Married.

He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 33891561

Below Articles found by: Charles Riend

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 6, col. 4:

~~Sunday, March 18, 1945~~
KILLED
Pfc. Robert R. Broadwater, U. S. 40 at Donahoe's, in Germany, March 1.

Pfc. Broadwater was the husband of Mrs. Hazel Hunt Broadwater, Route 1, this city, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Broadwater, of Avilton, Garrett County. He entered the armed forces last June 20, was trained Camp Blanding, Fla., and dispatched to overseas duty in December and fought with an armored infantry outfit. He was wounded in action January 18. A former guard at the Allegany Ordnance plant. Pfc. Broadwater later worked as a scale mechanic at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company plant.

Other survivors of Pvt. Broadwater include a 4-year-old daughter, Sandra Eilen; four brothers, Allen F. Broadwater, F., 2-c, stationed in Astoria, Oregon; Wayne W. Broadwater, GM, 1-C, at the naval armed guard center in New York; Homer S. Broadwater, M0MM., 3-c, with the Pacific Fleet; and Donald Broadwater, at home; and six sisters, Mrs. Frederick Albright, of LaVale; Mrs. Harry Robeson, Star Route, Frostburg; Mrs. Bessie Halle, Route 5, this city; Mrs. Melva Crawford, of Baltimore; Miss Evelyn Broadwater, of Baltimore; and Miss Norma Broadwater, at home.

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 15, col. 2 & 7:

~~Friday, December 17, 1948~~
REBURIAL PLANNED
Services for Pfc. Robert R. Broadwater, 26, former Kelly Springfield Tire Company worker who lost his life in Europe during World War II will be held Sunday morning in New Germany Methodist Church in Garrett county. The body will be taken to the Hafer Funeral Home upon arrival here late this afternoon.

Bradwater Rites Scheduled Sunday

The body of Pfc. Robert R. Broadwater, this city, who was killed in Germany March 1, 1945, will arrive here late this afternoon and will be taken to the Hafer Funeral Home.

Reburial rites will be conducted Sunday at 10:30 a. m. in New Germany Methodist Church in Garrett county by Rev. D. J. Combs, pastor. Military honors will be accorded at the grave in the church cemetery.

Born in Garrett county, Pfc. Broadwater was employed at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company plant here before he entered the Army June 20, 1944. He received training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and went overseas in December, 1944. He served with Company D, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment.

Surviving, besides his widow and a daughter Sandra Broadwater, are his parents, Raymond and Laura (Stephens) Broadwater, Avilton; four brothers, Homer and Allen Broadwater, both of Route 1, Cumberland; GM 1-c Wayne Broadwater serving with the Navy, and Don Broadwater, of the Marine Corps, and six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Halle, Winchester Road; Mrs. Helen Robeson, Star Route, Frostburg; Mrs. Rella Albright, Route 1, city; Mrs. Melva Crawford, Baltimore, and Norma and Eva Broadwater, Avilton. 
 
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 Parents:
  Raymond John Broadwater (1885 - 1962)
  Laura Edith Stephen Broadwater (1891 - 1987)
 
Burial:
Mount Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69898762
PFC Robert Raymond Broadwater
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Thank you for your service cousin.
- Charles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 16, 2011
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