Mathews, Robert Lester, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Infantry

Second Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City
Last Address
Topeka, Kansas

Casualty Date
Jun 11, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Topeka, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenD - Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, D - Day Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior Parachutist (1 Combat Jumps)

 
 Unit Assignments
Airborne School101st Airborne Division 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1942, 1542, Airborne School
  1943-1943, 1542, 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Colleges Attended 
Kansas University
  1936-1938, Kansas University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Mathews entered the Army on 22 November 1940.  He served as an enlisted soldier, rising to his company first sergeant.  He attended the OCS program at Fort Benning, Georgia September - November 1942.  In June 1943, he joined the paratrooper program at Fort Benning, and became a jumpmaster.  In February 1944, he was transferred to E Company, 506th PIR in England.

He served with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  He was killed in action on 11 June 1944 (other sources list as 6 June.  Circumstances of loss not known).

He was initially interred in the WWII temporary American cemetery at St.-Mere-Eglise #1, Carentan, Normandy, France in June 1948.

He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas in 1948.
   
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