Harold E. Roberts was born on April 18, 1920 to Claude Roberts and Emma J. Schuping Roberts
Siblings: Clarence W. Roberts, Mabel Mae Roberts, Paul Ernest Roberts, and Frances A. Roberts
He married Esther Hacker at Rossville, Georgia in 1943.

Served with the 508th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was killed in Normandy on D-Day.
Died on June 6, 1944. He was returned from Blosville-Carentan, France.
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 23 July 1944
Staff Sgt. Harold E. Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Roberts, 1126 Alexander Avenue, was killed in action in France on D-Day, June 6, his wife, Mrs. Esther Hacker Roberts, 2455 East Fifth Avenue, was notified yesterday by the War Department. Sgt. Robert entered service in September, 1939, soon after ending a school at Powell High School, and was a volunteer in the first Paratroopers formed at Fort Benning, Ga. He had been overseas since last December. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. R.C. Bargo and Mrs. Margaret Moon of Knoxville; four brothers, Clarence, of Salisbury, N.C., Edward, Paul and Charles, Knoxville.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 April 1920
  • Date of death: 6 June 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 508th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Laurent Bonis

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