Robert Charles Hoard was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the son of Luther Waitman Hoard and Pearl Emaline Garrett. He enlisted on June 7, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Buried at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

The Knoxville Journal, 30 July 1944
Pfc. Robert C. Hoard, son of W.L. Hoard of Corryton, who was reported “missing in action in France” since June 23, was killed in action, according to a War Department communication which the father received yesterday. Private Hoard had been in the service three years, and was engaged in farming prior to entering the Army. He had been overseas six months. He attended Gibbs High School and was 29 years old. Other survivors include a brother, Bruce Hoard, in the service overseas in England, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Miller. Private Hoard’s mother has died since he was transferred overseas.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1915
  • Date of death: 23 June 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Corryton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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