Sunday, November 27, 2016

PVT Kermit Joseph Robey

courtesy of Frogman
PVT Kermit Joseph Robey was born 11 Jun 1909 in Largo, Maryland. He was the 5th of the 6 children born to Sumerseth Smith and Mary E (maiden name unknown) Robey. His father managed farms in Prince George's County, Maryland for several years before moving with the family to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a handyman. By 1930 Kermit was working as a salesman in Washington but still living with his family at 563 15th Street Southeast. He married Irene Edith Jones in late 1932 and the couple would have 4 children by 1940. Kermit was then working maintaining refrigeration units earning a reported 1939 income of $1200. The family was living at 901 I Street South Central in Washington for which they paid $30 a month rent. They had a 5th child in 1941. Kermit was working for the Terminal Refrigerated and Warehouse Corporation.

Kermit was drafted in March 1944. After completing his basic military training he was sent to the European theater arriving sometime in October 1944. On 25 Oct 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman. PVT Robey was killed in action on 27 Nov 1944 in the vicinity of Koslar, Germany.

PVT Robey was repatriated and re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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