Robert MacConnell Trivett was born on 6 March 1922 at Scott, Virginia, the son of Kelly Trivett and Ida Mae Potter. Husband of Louise E. Trivett and father of Robert R. Trivett, Larry M. Trivett and Bonnie J. Trivett.

Sergeant Trivett was a member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on September 6, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day.

Buried at the Fort Lewis, Washington,  4, 38-E.

The Elizabethton Star, 30 April 1946
Three servicemen – sons of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Trivett, 711 First Street.
Pfc. Robert M. Trivett has been in the army four years, two years overseas. He was discharged in October, reenlisted in January and has been sent overseas again. Pfc. Trivett wears three battle star, the good conduct medal and the combat infantryman’s badge.
S.M. 2/c William Wiley Trivett has been in the Pacific area tow and a half years.
Howard B. Trivett, now discharged and living at home, was in service almost four years, two years in the European theater. He holds five battle stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharpshooter’s Medal.

The Elizabethton Star, 22 September 1950
Word was received here yesterday that Sgt. Robert M. Trivett was killed in Korea September 6. The 28-year-old sergeant, who was with the 24th Infantry Division, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Trivett of North East Street. The message was sent by the War Department to Sgt. Trivett’s wife of Tacoma, Washington Tuesday who then notified his family here. Sgt. Trivett had been in service eight years having seen combat in World War II, and had been in Korea about three weeks when killed. Besides the parents and wife other survivors include two young sons, four brothers, William, Ivan, Howard, all of Elizabethton; Tracy of Dungannon, Virginia, and one sister, Mrs. M.V. McKinney also of Elizabethton.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 March 1922
  • Date of death: 6 September 1950
  • County: Carter
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: World War II / Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman's badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Fort Lewis Cemetery, Fort Lewis, Pierce County, Washington
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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