Staff Sergeant Robert C Krieg

Name Robert C Krieg
Rank Staff Sergeant
Army Serial # 35516426
State Ohio
Date of death 1944-07-04
Plot, Row, Grave H, 1, 27
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Unit F Company, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Robert Krieg was born in Amherst, Ohio on October 7th, 1919. He had three siblings, all younger. A sister Lucille, a brother Harold and a sister Janet. He found work outside his time at school with a local meat market and grocery. He delivered groceries to local families on foot and later with his bicycle. It was important during this time of the Great Depression and he was a big help to the family at home.

He graduated from Amherst High School in 1937 and continued to work for Berk's Meat Market as a delivery driver. He also studied and trained in industrial heat treatment at a local company called U.S. Automatic. He met his future wife Ellen at the Amherst Foursquare Gospel Church. She was from Iowa and worked in the ministry and after they married, they lived for a while in his parents home.

His younger brother Harold enlisted in the U.S. Marines in April of 1942, followed by Robert enlisting in the U.S. Army in October of 1942. He served in the 329th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Infantry Division. He began training at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, Indiana and later moved on to Springfield, Tennessee and Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky. His family made the trip down to Kentucky to visit him before he left Kentucky for Europe in early 1944 as a Staff Sergeant.

The 83d Infantry Division arrived in England on April 16th, 1944. After training in Wales, the division landed at Omaha Beach on 18 June 1944 and entered the hedgerow struggle south of Carentan on June 27th. On July 4th, 1944 the 329th Infantry was involved in what was called The Island Battle. Robert was killed here near Meautis, France. The Division eventually took this area outside of Meautis from the Germans and it was later used by the 50th Fighter Group as an airfield from early August through September.

After Robert's death, his brother Harold continued to serve with the U.S. Marines as a Sergeant in the 3rd Marine Division, III Amphibious Corps through the end of the war. He fought in battles on Bougainville, Emirau Island and Guam and was discharged in April of 1946, returning to Amherst, Ohio. Robert's widow Ellen returned to live with family in Iowa following the war.

This information was provided for by Daniel Krieg.

S/Sgt Krieg was a member of Company F. The morning report for July 7, 1944 on page 10 and 11 show a mutation on him. Page 10 and 11 can be seen here as well.

The IDPF of S/Sgt Krieg can be downloaded here.
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