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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 manifest (see 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 county), FL.

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