Robert Freeman Mitchell was born in Celina, Ohio. He was killed in action at Sommerance on 15 October 1918 by flying shrapnel while passing through a shelled area and initially buried at an isolated grave at Commune St-Juvin, Ardennes. He is buried plot B, row 44, grave 18, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.
He was a member of the Class of 1919 at Columbia University Law School.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 3 May 1896
- Date of death: 15 October 1918
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Greeneville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 328th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Lorraine, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne
- Awards: Purple Heard, Silver Star
- Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: John Romeiser
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