Robert L. Seale was a Cadre
member of the 508th having been transferred as a Sergeant from the 507th
PIR on October 16, 1942. He was assigned to Company F and remained
with that unit throughout the war.
On 9 February 1945 SSgt Seale
was sent on TDY (temporary duty) with the Reception Station, Fort
Meade, MD for approximately thirty days. This may have been an
emergency leave due to a family member's health.
He is shown on the
line 6) as he returned to the U.S. aboard the SS Queen Elizabeth
which was carrying thousands
of war wounded. The ship arrived in New York city, NY from Gourock,
Scotland on February 19. 1945.
His "address of recuperation" is shown as Orange,
VA which was his hometown.
More than the allotted
thirty days passed before he was seen again on the Morning Report.
On 21 May 1945 he was transferred from TDY status to permanently
assigned to the Reception Station Fort Meade, MD.
"Bob" as he was known to friends. completed his recuperation
and transferred to the 513th PIR in August 1945 and he re-enlisted in
the Army in November of that same year.
Mr. Seale died in September 1981 in Homestead (Miami-Dade