SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ROBERT EDWARD LANE JR.; U.S. ARMY

July 8, 1931 (Norwalk, CT) – March 17, 2011 (Indiana, PA); 79 years old
Married Grace M. Gantek on February 9, 1952, in Danbury, Connecticut.
Married Anna L. Spallone on November 22, 1957, in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Four daughters, Dorothy (1958-2022), Linda S. Lane Goggins (1952-2020), Theresa (1966-1966), and Marie Lane Horne (1964-).
One son, Albert P. (1963-2015).
Enlisted in August 1948
Serial number: 51048754
Unit of assignment: many over 21 years of service

Born to Robert E. (1905-1988) and Dorothy A. Powell Mineo (1914-1971). Dorothy remarried Harry Mineo on September 16, 1944. One half-brother, Richard G. Mineo (1936-1997).


Wounded in the thigh in South Korea on March 10, 1951, and returned to duty on April 8, 1951. He is also the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal during the Vietnam War.


From legacy.com


From The Norwalk Hour November 7, 1952

DECORATED RESIDENT ASSIGNED TO EUROPE

Fort Benning, Georgia – Corporal Robert E. Lane Jr., Son of Mrs. Dorothy A. Mineo, 7 Butler Street, Norwalk, Connecticut, has been assigned to duty in the European Theatre of Operations. Corporal Lane, a member of the 27th Transportation Car Company of the Area Service Unit Provisional Group here, was on duty as a driver prior to receiving his overseas assignment. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1948 and has spent 30 months in the Far East Command serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Japan and Korea. Corporal Lane has been awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal with 5 bronze stars, and the Korean Presidential Citation Medal for his service


From The Norwalk Hour May 18, 1953

FORMER NORWALKER FINISHES ARMY SCHOOL

Munich, Germany – Corporal Robert E. Lane, whose wife Grace lives at 57 State Street, Danbury, Connecticut, recently graduated from the Seventh Army’s Non-Commissioned Officers Academy at Munich, Germany. During the six-week course, he was taught techniques of combat leadership, including infantry squad tactics and deployment of men and equipment in the field. Students were carefully selected by their organization commanders before attending the school. Corporal Lane, a Motor Sergeant in the 438th Signal Aviation Construction Company, arrived in Europe last December. In the Army since August 1948, he holds the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action, the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Emblem, Korean Service Ribbon with five campaign stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Distinguished Unit Emblem with five Oak Leaf Clusters. Son of Mrs. Dorothy Mineo, 7 Butler Street, Norwalk, attended San Ramon High School in Danville, California.


From The Norwalk Hour May 15, 1969

AWARDED BRONZE STAR

Army Sergeant First Class Robert E. Lane Jr., son of Mrs. Dorothy A. Mineo, 2 Shamrock Lane, received the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies near Long Binh, Vietnam. Sergeant Lane received the award for outstanding meritorious service while serving as an administrative Non-Commissioned Officer in Headquarters Company, 1st Signal Brigade near Long Binh, Vietnam. He entered the Army in August 1948 and was stationed at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Stamford, before arriving overseas in April 1968. Sergeant Lane holds the Purple Heart Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. His wife, Louise, lives at 4192 Lafayette Street, Riverside, California. The sergeant attended the San Ramon Union Valley High School in Danville, California, and completed his high school education through the General Education Development Test.


Interred at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Mausoleum location information pending.

Photo pending


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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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