Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Army 1
1918 1
South Carolina 1
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2

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Robert Young 1
Level of Education: 1 year of high school 1
Marital Status: Separated, without dependents 1
1918 1
South Carolina 1
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
Cause: Killed in Action 2
Burial Place: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium 2
Place: Richland County, South Carolina 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
31 Oct 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
34511761 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Jackson Columbia South Carolina 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Attendants, hospitals and other institutions, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Negro 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0811 1
Film Reel Number: 3.233 1

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KIA at Battle of Bulge


Private Robert Young (Army SN 34511761) was a member of the all-black 333rd Field Artillery Battalion(Heavy) when he was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge.  The 333 FA Battalion was over-run by the heavily armored German forces.  The 333FA suffered heavy casualties on December 17, 1944.  Eleven(11) men of this unit are still buried at two American cemeteries in Belgium.  Private Robert Young is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.

A war attrocity was associated with this battle and unit.  Eleven(11) of the men of the 333 FA Battalion were captured.  The Nazi-SS took the men to Wereth, Belgium where they brutally tortured them and killed them.  Some of these are still buried in Belgium with Pvt Young but some have been returned to the US.  This incident is referred to as the "Wereth 11". Pvt Robert Young was not one of these 11murderd soldiers so he was probably one killed in action.

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