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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1920 1
Wisconsin 1
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Person:
Robert L Frye 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1920 1
Wisconsin 1
Residence:
Place: Richland County, Wisconsin 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
06 Nov 1941 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
36227854 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Sheridan Illinois 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Farm hands, general farms 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1050 1
Film Reel Number: 5.112 1

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Family musician

Illinois

Robert played guitar and for a time played with the band on the local tv show "Barn Dance" He played and accoustic Gibson. He was also a heavy smoker and drinker. Loved to play and sing to his nieces and nephews at family picnics.

Big Family

Richland Center, Viola, & Kenosha, WI

Robert was one of 8 full sibling 4th from the top. Plus he had 6 older half siblings. His father Harmon Frye had been married to Mary Taft and had Gladys, Maude, and Thomas. Robert's mother Maude Doughertywas married to Arthur Henthorn and they had 2 children, one dying in infantcy and the other was Harold Robert Henthorn who later changed his name to Robert Harold Henthorn. Maude & Arthur divorced. Maude married Albert Phettiplace and had daughter Wanda Phettiplace. Maude & Albert divorced. Then Harmon Frye and Maude Dougherty married and had Harmon, Mable, Claire, Robert, Mary Katherine, Richard, Ronald Gene, and Edward Lee. Edward Lee died at 7 mos.

Poet

Robert was a poet. The service diary that was given to all soldiers, Robert used his to write poetry in. Many of his poems were about his home back along the Kickapoo river in Richland County, Wisconsin. The other poems were about his feelings on the war. A couple of the poems was published and handed out to the soldiers.

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