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Robert "Bob" Macleod, age 88 of Donna, TX, died December 15, 2012 at the Veterans Home in McAllen, TX.

Bob was drafted in the Army March 1943 and served until December 1945. He was a veteran of the 82 Airborne and received a Purple Heart. He spent 30 years at Miami Springs Elementary School as a physical education teacher and community school director.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray and Margaret (Coen) Macleod; his first wife, Wilma Bailey and five of his siblings. Bob leaves his beloved wife, Nancy Knauff Clark; his sister, Shirley Lowney (Ted) of Cape Cod, MA; brother-n-law, Mike Matondi of MA; his sons, Robert of Atlanta, GA, Kenny (Julie) of Miami Springs, FL; stepchildren, Linda Linear (Bob) of Memphis, TN, Angela Kee (Jim) of Nashville, TN, Steve Clark (Cindy) of Mt Airy, MD, and Cheryl Clark Garcia of Joshua, TX; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bob and Nancy enjoyed 8 years of summers together in the mountains of Western Maryland and winters at Countryside Park in Donna. Sports were Bob's passion.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, December 20th at 11 a.m. at Lexington Cemetery with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Piney Plains Methodist Church, Little Orleans, MD, Donna FUMC, or an organization of your choice.

Published in The Jackson Sun on December 19, 2012

(courtesy of Nicki Coffman)

Grave marker for Robert l. Macleod and spouse in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington (Henderson county), Tennessee.

Robert enlisted in the Army at Boston, MA on 22 March 1943.  Following basic training and jump school he was sent to a replacement depot in Europe.

Pfc Macleod was assigned to Company H, 508th PIT and saw action in Belgium during the Battle of The Bulge. 

He was listed first as wounded in action on 30 December 1944 and then as slightly injured in action on 23 January 1945 and was evacuated to an unknown field hospital.

Pfc Macleod was transferred from an unassigned status to the Department of Patients at that hospital   He did not return to the regiment.

Pfc Macleod's military awards include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations