Friday, October 14, 2016

PVT Robert Green Knupp Jr.

PVT Robert Green Knupp Jr. was born 26 Jun 1920 in Timberville, Virginia to Robert Green and Sallie Beatrice (Coffelt) Knupp. The senior Robert was a plasterer who reported a 1939 income of $380.  The son followed in his father's footsteps and was also working as a plasterer in 1940 and reported a 1939 income of $308.

Robert entered the service relatively late in the war in January 1944. He was sent to Europe after his basic/initial training and was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 9 Aug 1944.  PVT Knupp was evacuated to the hospital on 2 Sep 1944 as a non-battle casualty meaning that he was injured in some way other than combat.  He returned to the unit on 13 Sep 1944 and on 17 Sep 1944 was again transferred, this time to C Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Knupp was killed in action on 14 Oct 1944.

PVT Knupp was repatriated in 1948 and now rests forever in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Timberville, Virginia.

Great-grandfather, Ambrose Knupp, served as a PVT in K Company 58th Militia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Brother, Gerald Pasco Knupp, served in the Army from 1945 to 1947.

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