Robert Clfton Garden was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of George Robert Garden and Nancy Isabelle Hurt.

Private First Class Robert C. Garden, US Army, was assigned to the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. In July of 1944, the 4th ID was engaged against the left flank of the German 7th Army, during the Normandy Campaign.

PFC Garden died of his wounds received on the 29th of July 1944. He was interred in the Normandy American Cemetery, C,10,19, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

The Johnson City Press, 13 August 1944
George R. Garden of Johnson City, route 4, has received word his son, Pfc. Robert C. Garden, 29, was wounded in action in France July 25. Private Garden, who fought with the now famous Fourth Division, was among the first troops to land on the Normandy coast on D-Day, June 6. A recent letter from him, written shortly before he was wounded, told his family he had been through the invasion “without a scratch” and that his outfit had “done what they went there to do. Now it will be easier for the other boys.” The soldier began service January 19, 1942, and was sent to England in January of this year. He was a textile worker and later a construction worker in civilian life. His sisters, Misses Ella and Virginia Garden, live with their father on route 4.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 May 1915
  • Date of death: 29 July 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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