PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ROBERT CURTIS MERRITT; U.S. ARMY

September 29, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – April 1, 1944; 31 years old; married to Violet Bartram on June 24, 1941 in Norwalk
Last local address: 8 Lafayette Circle, Norwalk
Enlisted April 3, 1943
Service number: 31331554
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 45TH RECONNAISSANCE TROOP

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Hospital record shows “First Location: Thorax, generally; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Other or Unspecified to Blast, Fragments, Debris.”

From armydivs.com: The 45th landed at Anzio, 22 January 1944, and for 4 months stood its ground against violent assaults. 

Bertha Comstock listed as “Aunt” / next of kin at 8 Warren Street, Norwalk. She is also the mother of 1Lt Alfred Comstock KIA during WWII, and sister of Frank C. Godfrey KIA during WWI.

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy; Plot J, Row 3, Grave 67.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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