Black Hawk County

Thomas Victor Robinson




Hope to Spur Dimes Drive

Leon George, chairman of the March of Dimes, sponsored by the Amvets, sorrowfully announced Thursday that the returns have not been as high as the Amvets would have liked. To date, about $5,000 has been turned in.

. . . In one of the most touching incidents of the entire campaign, $5 was received from Mrs. Pearl Robinson of 315 Utica street, in memory of her son, Thomas Victor Robinson, who was killed in action in the north Pacific, while serving in the navy as a radio man, third class.

In her brief letter to the Amvets, Mrs. Robinson said, “Enclosed find five dollars which I am donating in loving memory of my son, Thomas Victor Robinson, R. M. U. S. N. R., lost in the north Pacific. I think he would have liked this better than flowers, Don’t you?”

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, January 29, 1948, Page 2

Thomas Victor Robinson was born Jan. 12, 1921 to Cass C. and Ethel Pearl Hyatt Robinson. He died Aug. 19, 1944 and has a cenotaph in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, IA and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Robinson served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Purple Heart.