Saturday, February 25, 2017

PFC Robert Harry Chinn

PFC Robert Harry Chinn was born 27 Nov 1912 in King George County, Virginia to Henry Marshall and Mary Elizabeth (Bryan) Chinn.  His father farmed and operated a store. On 8 Mar 1939 he married Lucille Shirley Hart. In 1940, Robert was working with his father in that store.

Robert was drafted relatively late in the war, in January 1944.  On 4 Sep 1944 he found himself assigned from the replacement depot to Headquarters 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry. On 2 Oct 1944 he was again transferred, this time to B Company 116th Infantry.  On 28 Oct 1944 Robert was promoted to PFC.  PFC Chinn was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945. 

PFC Chinn is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

Lucille did not remarry until 1951.  So far as we know they had no children together.

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