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Pvt  Robert B Ward

Pvt Robert B Ward

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Robert Bernard Ward, son of John and Marie Elmira (Perry) Ward, was born in Danville, Pennsylvania. Some records list his birthday as July 3 others as July 4, 1921. He registered for the draft February 16, 1944. At that time he was working at the Capital Theater in Danville. He was inducted into the Army January 18, 1943 at Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and entered active service January 25, 1943. After completing his training he was sent to the ETO, arriving in France in September 1944. Pvt Robert B Ward joined Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment from the 38th Replacement Battalion on September 24, 1944 and served as a Rifleman. He was killed in action by artillery shell shrapnel in the vicinity of the Gremecey Forest, southeast of Metz, His brother Joseph Ward was also killed in action. Both brothers were repatriated after the war and a double funeral was held November 16, 1949. They are buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Danville, Pennsylvania.

The following articles are from the Danville Morning News, Danville, Pennsylvania


July 20, 1945

  November 14, 1949
Pvt Robert B Ward

Pvt Robert B Ward

Thanks to Pam Thomsen for this picture. She is the granddaughter of Pfc. John Pergolizzi, 60th Combat Engineers Combat Battalion, 35th Infantry Division who was killed in action October 10, 1944.

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