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 Roby Lee Marlow

Roby Lee Marlow

Death 31 Mar 1995 (aged 80)
Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 97354512 · View Source
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He was taken prisoner and listed as MIA for several months. He said all he had to eat was "turnip soup and molasses".
The prisoners were made to get down on the ground and eat out of a trough, as cows, pigs, horses, etc. eat or drink. He and another man had to share a blanket at night to keep warm. But ice was frozen on everything and he stayed cold and hungry all the time. When he was rescued, "they gave the prisoners all they could eat." These are the few words that he ever spoke of regarding what he had to endure while a prisoner of war.


U.S., Depart of Vet Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
Name:Roby Marlow
Death Date:31 Mar 1995
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1:29 Mar 1940
Release Date 1:4 Oct 1945


AREA: European Theatre: Germany
STATUS: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
CAMP: Stalag 3A and work camps (Also Oflag 3-6) Luckenwalde (was originally interrogation center) Brandenburg, Prussia 52-13


World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
Name: Roby L Marlow
Report Date: 12 Dec 1944
Latest Report Date: 1 Jun 1945
Grade: Private
Grade Notes: Cadet, USMA or Chief Warrant Officer or Private or Apprentice, Seaman
Service Branch: Army
Arm or Service: Infantry
Arm or Service Code: Infantry
Organization Type: Branch Immaterial/Infantry Division Band/Dental Corps/Medical Department
Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System
Area Served: European Theatre: Germany
Detaining Country: Germany
Camp: 062
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Roby L Marlow
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Home in 1940: Sullivans Island, Charleston, South Carolina
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Tanabow, North Carolina
Residence in 1935: Rural, Tanabow, North Carolina
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 20B
Occupation: Soldier
Class of Worker: GP
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 416
Income Other Sources: 1
Household Members:
Roby L Marlow

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roby Lee Marlow (7 Dec 1914–31 Mar 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97354512, citing Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Digger (contributor 47162584) .