Virginia Heroes

Robert Peyton Motley

Private, Army

Hometown: Caroline County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: April 28, 1944
Awards: Purple Heart

Private Motley served with the 557th Railhead Company. On April 28, 1944, he was participating in Operation Tiger, several amphibious exercises in preparation for D-Day, when his LST was struck by a German torpedo.

Before the war, he was employed as a truck driver.

He is buried in Normandy American Cemetery, France.

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