Snead, Robert Zachariah, Jr., PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 745, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Private First Class


One Service Stripe


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Henrico
Last Address
Normandy, France

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Maury Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1944-1944, 745, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Robert Snead entered the Army on 3 February 1941 at Richmond, Virginia. He had served in the Virginia National Guard as a Cpl, in a field artillery unit.

On 6 June 1944,  PFC Robert Z. Snead and T/5 Calvin W. Curtis who served with Company C, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division were awarded the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for wounds received which  resulted in their deaths when they were killed near Beuzeville-Au-Plain, France, during  the Invasion of German Occupied France.
   
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