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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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Marion & Ed Hughes
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2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   573
Name   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
Rank/Grade   Corporal
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
Additional Biographical Information  


Civilian Occupation    
Date Added to Database   10 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran's daughter and Discharge document
Oral History  


Documents   Whitman_Robert_Lamar-2