Pyle, Robert

Robert Pyle was born in January 7, 1927 to Wesley and Mary Pyle who lived in Devon, Pennsylvania. Robert was one of eight children. Robert had a twin brother named Richard. 

Robert was a member of the Choir St. at Mary’s Church in Wayne. He attended the Tredyffrin-Easttown High School but both Robert and his twin brother Richard left before they graduated to enlist in the Marine Corps on July 7, 1944.

After basic training, Robert was assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 6th Marine Regiment, Richard to the 1st Marine Division.   Both were together on the same ship, crossing the equator in the Pacific Ocean on Christmas Day, and celebrated their 18th birthday on board ship.

Both Robert and Richard went ashore on D-Day for Okinawa on Easter Sunday April 1, 1945.

Private Robert Pyle was Killed In Action on May 19, 1945. Robert was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. 

His brothers Richard, Donald and Edward also served during the war.


Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC