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134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

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Sgt. Robert J. "Cotton" Field

Company M

Sgt Robert J Field

Sgt. Robert J. Field was Killed in Action on November 13, 1944 near Bellange, France

At the time of his death in battle, Sgt. Robert J. Field, known as "Cotton", was leading a Third Battalion Command Group.  An .88 shell landed in the middle of the group as they moved up a hill outside of Bellange, France.  It killed Sgt. Field immediately and wounded the other 4 men in the 5-man group.

Sgt. Robert J Field

These are photographs of Sgt. Robert J. Field's temporary grave site in France taken by his friend, S/Sgt Edmund J. Sedlak, who also served in Company M, 134th Infantry Regiment.  He is now buried at Sanders Cemetery in Clay County, Indiana.

Thanks to Carol Sedlak-Reinhardt, daughter of S/Sgt Edmund J. Sedlak, for these pictures from her father's collection.

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