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Gen Robert Fredrick Sink
Birth: Apr. 3, 1905
Lexington
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1965
Fort Bragg
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA

Lt. General Robert Sink was the first commanding officer of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, this earned the 506th the nickname the five-oh-Sink. He was a close personal friend to Company Commander Major Richard Winters.

He made two jumps in command of the 506th, one during D-Day, and the other during Operation: Market Garden.

He was considered one of the four percent of the Army's qualified Master parachutists, and made jumps every year on his birthday, he was also known for being the only flag rank officer to jump with his men during training.

He was portrayed by Vietnam veteran Captain Dale Dye in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."
The character of "Colonel Robert Stout," which was played by Elliot Gould in the movie "A Bridge Too Far" was based on Col. Sink. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret C Sink (1909 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Robert F. Sink
Lt. Gen
US Army
World War II
Korea
April 3, 1905
December 13, 1965
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1 Site 320-A
 
Created by: Douglas Brown
Record added: Apr 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19082345
Gen Robert Fredrick Sink
Added by: David McInturff
 
Gen Robert Fredrick Sink
Added by: David McInturff
 
Gen Robert Fredrick Sink
Added by: David McInturff
 
 
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I am your great-niece. I have very nice memories of you telling all of us kids stories while we all sat on the steps inside Grannie Sink"s house. RIP and thank you for your service
- Ann Sink Prevette
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014

- Sharon
 Added: May. 24, 2014
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