Robert Howard Thorpe was born at Cedartown, Georgia. Brother of Nellie Ruth Wright.
Robert Thorpe served on the U.S.S. Maddox (DD622) and is missing as a result of action against the enemy since 10 July 1943. He was officially declared dead on 11 July 1944.

Memorialized at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

  • Rank: Stewards Mate Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 January 1924
  • Date of death: 10 July 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Maddox (DD-622)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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