A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Saturday, August 27, 2016
2LT Robert Allen Funk
2LT Robert Allen Funk was born 7 Oct 1919 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Floyd Jack and Ethel Fairrell (Ingram) Funk. His father was a drayman, gardener, and truck driver. In 1940, Robert was working in the lumber industry and reported a 1939 income of $720.
Robert enlisted in March 1942 at Fort Crook, Nebraska. He had graduated high school. After attending officer training, Robert went to England and was apparently assigned to I Company 116th Infantry prior to the D-Day landing. 2LT Funk was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.