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HART, Robert Wesley Jacobson

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 German POW.

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, 508th PIR.

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

Birth Certificate
attests to Robert having been born as a Jacobson. He was later adopted and took on the Hart surname.