|courtesy of Mike & Bushy Hartman|
Robert was drafted in February 1943. After completing his military training he was sent overseas in January 1944 and assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. PVT Sabie participated in the D-Day landings. He was promoted to PFC on 20 Jun 1944. He was wounded on 9 Jul 1944 as the unit fought through the hedgerows in the attempt to take Saint-Lo, France. Evacuated to hospital, PFC Sabie died of his wound(s) on 10 Jul 1944.
PFC Sabie is interred in the Normandy American Cemetery.
His younger brother Charles Andrew Sabie was drafted in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army. His father had served in the U.S. Army as a cook in F Battery 15th Field Artillery including service in France in the first World War. Great-grandfather, James Madison Sabie, had served as a PVT in E Company 16th Kentucky Infantry (USA) 1861-1865.