|courtesy Ann Cady|
Like many young men in families who needed the income $1 a day, Robert joined the National Guard and was a PFC when his unit was federalized in February 1941. Assigned to B Company 116th Infantry, Robert trained for the invasion of Hitler's "fortress Europe". He was with that unit when it made that amphibious assault as a SSG on 6 Jun 1944 (D-Day) and survived to move inland with his unit. On 20 Jun 1944, Robert was promoted to TSGT. TSGT Driskill was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.
TSGT was repatriated and buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star.