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   Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan -Memorial Chapel for Robert M. Brooks, Sr., 66. Charley Scott will officiate.
   Interment will be in the Okmulgee cemetery under the direction of .- Buchanan-Wise-McClendon Funeral Home.
   Mr. Brooks died April 13 at his home, 3504 South Mission. He was born Dec. 20, 1914 in Linrtale, Ga. He mowed to Okmulgee in 1948 from Georgia, and owned and operated the Mission Lane Trailer Courts He worked for the State Tax Commission for 14 years and was a member of the Town and Country Christian Church. Elks Lodge, V.F.W., and American Legion. He was a member of World War Two with the 508th Parachute Infantry.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia tee Brooks, of the home, a .son, Robert M. Brooks, Jr., Okmulgee, a brother, R. T. Brooks, Rome; Ga. two sisters, Sudie Kelley, Rome,. Ga., and Winnie Campbell, Newnan, Ga., and three grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be . Dale Dunn, 'Fred Roseau, Danny Colombo, .Jim Steph, Fred Moore, Lloyd . Snider, Alva Smith, A1 Costello, Buddy. Dennis, Carl Clifford, Ted' . Candler, and Don Burris.

[Okmulgee Daily Times, Okmulgee, OK, 15 Apr 1981, Wed, Page 2]

[courtesy of "Mary Carol"]

Grave marker for Robert M. Brooks in Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee (Okmulgee county), Oklahoma.

Robert enlisted at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA on 9 July 1943.  Presumably he was transferred to the 508th PIR shortly after that but his arrival date has not been found.

However, on 14 July 944 Pvt Brooks was transferred from Co C, 508th PIR to Service Company and recorded as currently being in the 184th General Hospital, Mansfield England classed as a non-battle related condition.

On 29 November 1944, Pvt Brooks returned to duty with Service Company.  He was transferred back to Company C on 6 December. 1944.

Pvt Brooks was elevated to the grade of Pfc on 1 January 1945.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the campaign, 18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945.


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