Robert Jake Melton was the son of William Horace Melton and Lucretia “Creasie” Adaline Sanders. Pfc. Melton had been in service two years and overseas six months. He was killed in action in France. Survivors besides his mother, are two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Huff and Lizzie Flowers. He was employed by a transfer firm before he entered the Army.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 July 1914
  • Date of death: 14 June 1944
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Athens
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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