Virginia Heroes

Robert Foster Ast

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 20, 1921
Hometown: Staunton
Entered: July 7, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 10, 1944
Died In: Belgium

Attended Augusta Military Academy and Wash & Lee University. 2LT Ast was killed by mortar fire as he crawled towards a German machine gun nest in Belgium. He is buried in Henri Chapelle American Cemetery.

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