Photo 90th Division Assn.
Posted - 04/23/2016 : 10:44:58
| Whitman, Robert Lamar "Bobbie"
Birth Date 20 May 1925
Birth Place Wiergate, Newton Co., Texas
Death Date 18 February 2009
Death Place Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death
Place of Burial Forest Lawn, Beaumont, Texas
Service Branch Army
Company A 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Date of Enlistment 21 September 1943
Date of Discharge 5 January 1946
Service Occupation Gun Commander 610;
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc. WWII Victory Medal, Eame Campaign Medal w/ 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal
Locations of Military Service Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe
Miscellaneous Per Separation Qualification Record: Gun Commander. Served 19 months overseas in the European Theater with the 343rd Field Artillery Battalion. Supervised the landing and firing of gun. Was responsible for control of operations and tactical employment of gun crew and gun. Maintained radio telephone communication with higher headquarters.
Father Winifred Whitman
Mother Myrtle Evelyn Freeman