Biographies - Bob Cole

Name: Robert E. Cole
Dob: 01/18/1925
Hometown: Newtown, Ohio
Drafted: Yes
Year: 1944
Unit: B-274


EAME theater ribbon w/1 bronze star. ***Combat infantry badge, purple heart w/oak leaf cluster, bronze star, American theater ribbon, good conduct medal, Victory medal, POW medal and several French medals.*** Should have been two or maybe three ***


Entered the service at Ft Thomas, KY March 1944. After returning from overseas served briefly with the 4th Division at Camp Butner NC and the Infantry Ground School at Ft Benning  GA. Discharged at Camp Atterbury IN May 1946. Worked as a U S Postal Service Railway Mail Clerk on the Cincinnati to Detroit run and later as a U S P S Mail Processing equipment mechanic in the Cincinnati, OH Post Office. Married to my wife Gladys for 45 years and had one son and one daughter. Have two grandsons and two granddaughters. and five great grandsons. I have lived in the same house in the small community of Mt Carmel, OH for 54 years.