(courtesy of TD Miller)
marker for Robert E. Christianson in Section 2C, Site 150, Golden Gate
National Cemetery, San Bruno (San Mateo county), California.
registered for the draft ca. 1943 and entered service on 9 February 1943
at San Francisco, CA.
On 30 July 1943, Pvt Christianson was transferred from
The Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA to Company D, 508th PIR.
Robert was transferred on Special Duty with the Casual
Company, 508th at Camp Mackall, NC on 17 August 1943.
Pvt Christianson was transferred to the 541st PIR on
27 November 1943.
It appears that Robert remained in the army as he
married Margaretha Maria Funk in Vienna, Austria as on 4 March 1955.
Subsequent naturalization and travel records for her reference travel by
aircraft owned, or chartered by, the U.S. Army. His date of
discharge is unknown.
Based on the grave marker inscription, he attained the rank of
Specialist 4th Class and was twice wounded in combat. The
reference to a Bronze Star Medal award must have been made during his
time of service as the general award to WWII CIB holders was not made
available until at least ten years after his death.