[courtesy of "Shane"]
Grave marker for Bob H.
Abernathy in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus (Cherokee county)
Bob enlisted in the Army
at Tulsa, OK on 20 October 1942.
Pvt Abernathy was
initially listed as missing in action on 7 June 1944 but his status was
changed on 27 June 1944 to absent sick in an unknown hospital due to
being injured in action.
On 14 August he returned
to the Company and classed as a battle casualty.
Although his name does not
appear on the National Archive POW database, he was apparently held
captive while missing during the Normandy campaign . On 27 July
1945, Pfc Abernathy was listed as one of 31 ex-POWs sent home early
based on the points system.