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Lieut Robert Freeman Mitchell

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Lieut Robert Freeman Mitchell

  • Birth 1893 Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1918 Metz-en-Couture, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
  • Memorial ID 48945173

Robert Mitchell graduated from Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN in May 1916. Later that fall, he entered Columbia University's Law School in New York City.

In the spring of 1917, Mitchell was a candidate for commission in the first Officers' Training Camp at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, where he received his 2nd Lieutenant commission the following August.

After a brief assignment with the 106th Supply Train at Camp Wheeler, GA, Lt. Mitchell was assigned to the Machine Gun (MG) Company of the 328th U.S. Infantry Regiment at Camp Gordon, GA. In the spring of 1918, the 328th Rgt. - which was a part of the 82nd Infantry Division - was sent to France.

While training in France in May of 1918, Lt. Mitchell wrote to a girlfriend back home about his experiences:

"I had never handled an Enfield (the rifle we use) but did well enough to convince myself I know how to use it. At the three hundred yard range I hit a target (or silhouetted figure roughly corresponding to a man's head and shoulders)... The first shock is now over and I'm looking forward with more confidence..."

After completing three months of training, Lt. Mitchell experienced his first combat action on July 4, 1918. He remained on the frontlines until he was killed in an artillery barrage in the Metz sector.


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  • Created by: C & N Rasmussen
  • Added: 1 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48945173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Robert Freeman Mitchell (1893–15 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48945173, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by C & N Rasmussen (contributor 46971876) .