Robert Deloach was born on 7 October 1911, Tennessee, the son of Robert Deloach and Minnie Crumley. Husband of Opal Margaret Deloach.
PFC Deloach enlisted on 3 November 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was wounded on 3 December 1944 and died of his wounds a day later.
The Elizabethton Star, 28 May 1948
The body of Pfc. Robert DeLoach arrived this morning in Johnson City. P.F.C. DeLoach entered service in 1942 and received his basic training at Camp Adar, Oregon. He was promoted to private first class just before being shipped overseas the latter part of 1944. He served with 104th Division of General Patton’s Third Army in France and on into Germany where he was killed on the fourth of December 1944. He received several medals, among which were the good conduct medal, a gunner’s medal for rifle shooting, and the Purple Heart. Before entering service he was employed by the Tennessee Chair Company. Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Minnie DeLoach of Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Davenport of Route 1, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Andy Troxell of Route 5, Johnson City; and three brothers, Frank and Emmert DeLoach of Elizabethton and James H. Helton of Cumberland Va.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 7 October 1911
- Date of death: 4 December 1944
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Elizabethton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Battle of the Bulge
- Awards: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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