|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1923|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1950, South Korea|
Korean War Veterans Honor Roll:
Corporal Bigley was a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 2, 1950. Corporal Bigley was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Youngstown Vindicator, September 18, 1950:
Robert Bigley Killed in War; Robert L. Chappel Is Missing
Cpl. Robert Bigley, aged 26, of 1007 Orange St. was killed in action in Korea Sept. 2, his parents have been notified by the Department of Defense.
Corporal Bigley, who was wounded during World War II while in Europe with the 82nd Airborne Division, was discharged from service in September, 1945 and re-enlisted in 1947. He had been serving in Korea since the beginning of hostilities.
He had written his parents last on Aug. 28, three days before his younger brother, Harold, also serving in Korea, wrote home.
Born Sept. 30, 1923 in Girard, Corporal Bigley was a son of Robert F. and Jessie McClish Bigley and had lived in Youngstown 19 years.
Besides his parents, he leaves a daughter, Barbara Lee in Connecticut; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert McClish of Madison; three sisters, Joann, Rosalind, and Mrs. Evelyn Malone, all of Youngstown, and five brothers, Harold in Korea, and William, James, Kenneth, and Myron, all of Youngstown.
Robert Franklin Bigley (1900 - 1951)
Jessie L McClish Bigley (1904 - ____)
Evelyn Jane Bigley Malone (1923 - 2002)*
Robert George Bigley (1923 - 1950)
William B Bigley (1925 - ____)*
Eleanor May Bigley (1926 - 1931)*
Myron O. Bigley (1939 - 2011)*
Note: AR United States Army
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 34, Site: 1689
Maintained by: Mike Bigley
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49122461