Robert was nicknamed “Boney” by his brothers and sisters because he was tall and thin. He is remembered as outgoing and friendly, and loved playing baseball.
Robert was drafted into the Army in March, 1941. He received basic training in South Carolina and was stationed at Indiantown Gap, PA. He was then transferred to Camp Gordon, FL, Camp Livingston, LA, Camp Pickett, VA, and Fort Bragg, NC for additional training.