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Sgt Robert Gordon Lord

Sgt Robert Gordon Lord

Death 12 May 1945 (aged 20)
Burial Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Lord
Memorial ID 42432127 · View Source
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Killed in Action:
LORD, Robert Gordon US. Army W.W.II Yes Church Cemetery.
ROBERT LORD, offered by Ethan Manning:

When we first went to speak with the sisters of Bob Lord, we never expected to be so moved. It was very obvious to us how much they loved him and still missed him. Bob got along well with his family, and he loved them. Every day when he would come home from school he would greet his mother by picking her up and swinging her around.

Bob did well in school, and was involved in the football and baseball teams. Bob was also an outdoors' man. He loved to hunt and to fish.

Bob had always wanted to fly, and so he joined the air force one month before he would have graduated from high school. While Bob was in the air force he made an effort to return home for a visit whenever possible. On the night before his final government mission, he came home to take his little sister out to dinner to celebrate her birthday, and afterwards he spent time with his fiancee. He left the next day, only a few days before he would have turned 21.

Bob Lord had the honor of being a part of the crew of the first radar guided plane. They had taken off in California and were headed towards Oregon when the plane crashed into a mountain and was destroyed, killing him and his crew mates. The government thought it was the result of sabotage. The day before Robert had left, he had arranged to have a dozen roses sent to his mother for Mother's Day. Bob's mother received the roses on Mother's Day, and later on that same day, she received word that Bob was presumed dead.

Bob is one of the many soldiers who gave their lives for their country, and he, like all of them deserves to be remembered.

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Inscription : Robert / Gordon / Lord / New Hampshire / SGT 420 AAF / Base Unit 4 AF / May 29, 1924 / May 12, 1945




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  • Added: 27 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42432127
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Robert Gordon Lord (29 May 1924–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42432127, citing Dodge Cemetery, Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .