HART, Robert Wesley
Apr 9, 1920-July 3, 2008
Born Robert Wesley
Jacobson to Naomi James and Hjalmar Jacobson in San Diego, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Army
in WWII, Company B, 508th Parachute Infantry 82nd Airborne and was a
He was a 62-year honorary
member of the Carpenters Union Local 46. Bob married Mary Evelyn Oliver
in 1945, and they had four children, Judy S. Tomasovich, Pamela R. Lane,
Robert D. Hart, and Daniel L. Hart.
Evelyn and Bob had lived
in Lincoln, Calif., since 1971.
He is survived by his
wife, four children, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two
brothers, Frank and George Hart.
There will be a graveside
service on July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley V.A. National
Cemetery, Dixon, Calif.
[Published in the Sacramento Bee on 7/10/2008]
(courtesy of William Tatum)
Grave marker of Robert W.
Hart in Section 2, Plot 620 of the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery,
Dixon (Solano county), California.
Robert enlisted in the
Army at the Presidio of Monterey, CA on 22 November 1941 and volunteered
for parachutist duty.
Specifics of his initial
service period is unknown t by April 1943 he was a member of Company B,
He was awarded the Combat
Infantryman badge for action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June
1944 to 9 July 1944.
Whether he participated in
the Holland Campaign is not known but he did go into combat in the
Battle of The Bulge. He was listed as MIA on 24 December 1944 but
was later determined to have been captured.
Pfc Hart was liberated
from Stalag 4B