Robert Ocar Dotson entered the Service From Tennessee
Staff Sergeant

U.S. Army, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Died Wednesday, July 26, 1944
Buried at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot D Row 18 Grave 12

Newspaper account:
Staff Sgt. Robert Oscar Dotson is reported missing in action since July 26. Sgt. Dotson entered the service in 1941 and had been overseas since January 19th. He is the son of the late Rev. O.R. and Mary Jane Dotson. He also has a wife and child, four brothers and one sister. It is hoped he may yet be living.

His widow’s obituary:
Addie Lucille Saffles, age 86, Maryville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at her home. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Oscar Dotson, who died during World War 11; and their first baby daughter, Norma Dotson; Harrison Frank Saffles…..

The Maryville and Alcoa Daily Times, August 31, 1945
Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at Dotson Memorial church for S-Sgt. Robert O. Dotson, who was killed on July 26, 1944, while serving with the 117th Infantry in France. He is survived by his wife, Lucile Graham Dotson and baby daughter Mildred, four brothers, Rev. Jimmie Dotson, pastor of Everett Hill Baptist church, Henry, Luther and Tip Dotson, all of Maryville, and one sister, Mrs. Nell Shearl of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 August 1914
  • Date of death: 26 July 1944
  • County: Monroe
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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