Davis County

Pvt. Robert Black


Iowa Honor Roll

These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They were fatally wounded in combat or died in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the war area in which the man last served.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, March 5, 1944 (33 photos included)

Robert Leroy Black was born Aug. 23, 1923 to Harry L. and Jessie Hope Boyd Black. He died Dec. 9, 1943 and is buried in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Italy.

Pvt. Black served in World War II with the U.S. Army 143rd Infantry, 36th Division and was KIA and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com