Virginia Heroes

Herman Sylvester Robertson

Private, Army

Born: September 23, 1911
Hometown: Staunton, VA
Entered: April 7, 1944
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 18, 1944
Died In: Germany

Private Robertson served with Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

Herman grew up in a family with 9 children and when he and his brothers helped their father on a farm.  Herman got married and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps for five years then he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and worked in a brickyard.  He enlisted at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Pvt Robertson was killed in action near Setterich, Germany, and he buried in McElwee Chapel Cemetery, Rockbridge Baths, Virginia.


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