Robert registered for the
draft ca. 1942. He entered service in Pittsburgh, PA on 20 January
T/5 Teagarden was transferred to the 508th PIR on 27 October
Pvt Teagarden was listed as wounded in action on 6 July 44.
He returned to duty on 11 August but was sent to the 348th Station Hospital
on 17 September 1944 as a non-battle casualty.
He was ransferred to the hospital's detachment of patients on 21
Robert H. Teagarden sailed from Greenock, Scotland aboard the Queen Mary
after he finished a lengthy convalesce from a wound suffered on July 5, 1944
in France. He disembarked in New York City harbor on January 19, 1945.
The manifest documents his wound as a "GSW perf rt lower leg"
(gunshot wound perforating the right lower leg)
Robert H. Teagarden
Veteran of World War II
received Purple Heart
Robert H. Teagarden, 75, of 4520 North Porter Street, Waynesburg, died at
5:15 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, in his home following lengthy
He was born June 3, 1923, in Aleppo Township, a son of Alvin H. and
Ione Harkins Teagarden.
Mr. Teagarden was a lifelong resident of Waynesburg, where he
was a member of First Presbyterian church.
At the time of his death, he was grand master of Waynesburg Odd
Fellows Lodge 469 I.O.O.F.
M. Teagarden worked for Sexton's Auto for 10 Years and was an
insurance agent for Prudential Insurance for 31 years, retiring in 1987.
He also served as school director in Central Greene school District,
He was a veteran of world War II, serving with the 82nd airborne
Division and jumping on D Day i Normandy, France. Mr. Teagarden
received the Purple Heart.
On October 17, 1942, he married Kathleen Varner, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Judith Clayton of Deland, Fla.,
Rosemary Birt of Waynesburg sand Beth Day of West Finley; two sons, Robert
V. and James A. Teagarden, both of Waynesburg; and several nieces and
Pennsylvania Burial Place of Veteran
for Robert H. Teagarden documents that he was in Co F, 508th PIR between
27 Jan 1943 and 12 Dec 1945. His place of burial was in the Claughton
Chapel cemetery in Kirby, Whitely Township (Greene County), PA
(courtesy of JSF)
Grave marker for Robert H. Teagarden in the Claughton Chapel
Cemetery (Greene County), Pennsylvania.
Robert was a member of Company
F and received the Purple Heart for wounds received during the fighting on
Hill 85 in Normandy.