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   Pvt Robert L. Justice returned to Fort Bragg, NC, after spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Justice, and friends

[The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio, 01/09/1945, Page 3]

Pvt 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, Page 3]

   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, Page 6]

   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 the earth."
   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 county), Ohio.

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.