Eliason Sr, Robert, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
05B-Radio Operator
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 05B, Army Air Corps

Private First Class

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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

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Signal Shoulder Cord

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Last Known Activity
     Robert Eliason was a farmer that answered the Nations call, joining the Army and preparing to deploy to Europe for the Normandy Invasion.  Just days into the Normandy Invasion PFC Eliason was struck by shrapnel from artillery rounds.  PFC Eliason spent over a year in the hospital healing and rehabing.  
     With all his limbs still attached and a lot of new German engineered metal left in his legs Bob went home to Erie, PA where he lived out his days as a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and iron worker.  Bob refused disability for his wounds recieved at Normandy and died a poor lonely man from heart failure at 77.
     Grandpa only spoke of his experience in the Army to me one time ever.  Afterwards I had talked to my father about the story to which he replied that this was the first time he had ever heard of an Army story being told to anyone.
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 Unit Assignments
Army Air Corps
  1944-1944, 05B, Army Air Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
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