Parents: John and Mollie Collett
Enlisted – 6 Jun 1942, Ft Oglethorpe, GA

Killed on Palau Isle.
Pvt. Robert L. Collett, son of Mrs. Mallie Collett of Rockwood, was killed in action on Palau Island in the South Pacific on Sept. 20, 1944, according to word received here last week. His wife, the former Miss Ruby Treadway, also lives here.

Young Collett had been in service since June 1942, and had been in the South Pacific only a few months. His brother, Ed Collett was discharged about two months ago after a year’s service in the same war zone, the South Pacific.
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 19 Oct 1944, Vol. 64, Nov. 43.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 June 1919
  • Date of death: 20 September 1944
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Rockwood
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 322nd Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rodd Fellows Cemetery, Rockwood, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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