Pvt Robert L. Justice returned to Fort Bragg, NC,
after spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Justice, and friends
Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio, 01/09/1945, Page 3]
Robert Justice, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Justice, is stationed
at Ft. Bragg, NC, He entered the service last July.
[The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio, 01/09/1945,
T-5 Robert Justice, Hillsboro, a parachutist with the crack 82nd
Airborne Division, is presently a member of the Division Artillery
softball team at Fort Bragg, NC.
T-5 Justice is a veteran of almost three years in the service of
Uncle Sam, eight months of which he spent overseas in the European
Theatre of Operations. While overseas he earned the following
decorations: Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre and European
Theatre ribbons, German Occupation ribbon, and the Victory ribbon.
[The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio, 05/20/1947,
T-5 Robert Justice, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Justice, spent a 10-day leave with his parents. T-5
Justice is stationed with the 2nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg,
NC. He enlisted in December 1943, receiving his initial parachute
training at Ft. Benning, Ga. He served one year in the ETO
with the 508th Parachute Inf. Bn., attached to the 82nd Division.
He returned to the states with his old unit and reenlisted for three
years. In a conversation with Lt. Charles G. Patton,
commanding officer of the Chillicothe U.S. Army Recruiting Station,
he says he likes the Army and is planning on making it his career.
Justice said, "I really enjoy hitting the silks and gliding toward
Any qualified young men of the Hillsboro area can join the 82nd
Airborne Division and be a proud young man along with T-5 Justice by
contacting Lt. Patton or his representative at the Post Office each
Monday for particulars.
(courtesy of "Timeless")
Grave marker for
Robert L. Justice in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Hillsboro (Highland
Robert's enlistment records are not available in the National
Archives. he date of enlistment is reported in newspaper
articles as alternatively December 1943 and July 1944.
Also based on the news articles, he was a member of
the 508th during its last months in Frankfurt but which company he
may have been in is unknown.