Sunday, September 4, 2016
PFC Robert Erwinn Rupert
Robert was drafted soon after his son's birth in November 1943. After taking basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama he was sent to the European theater in May 1944 first going to England and then to France. He was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry on 13 Aug 1944. He was promoted to PFC on 18 Aug 1944. He was seriously wounded on 1 Sep 1944 as he fought with his unit in the attack on occupying German forces at Brest, France. He was evacuated to hospital and died of his wound(s) on 4 Sep 1944.
PFC Rupert rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.
Half-brother, Bruce Delroy Fedder, served in the U.S. Army 1941-1945. Great grandfather, John Cool Richart, served as a PVT in H Company 35th Pennsylvania Infantry and B Company 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry (USA) in the Civil War. Step-father Harry Owen Fedder served in the U.S. Army in the first world war.