Robert Wittan. Hometown: Portage, Pennsylvania. Branch of service: Army. Rank: Captain. Born: June 12, 1920
Died: June 9, 1944, Anzio, three days after D-Day.
Message: His jeep hit a mine while he was on patrol. He had run over the same spot unharmed, 10 minutes earlier.
NOTE: His brother, Edgar M. Wittan, Colonel, United States Army Air Forces, was also killed in World War II and is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
WITTAN, ROBERT N
- 1ST LT CO K 143 RD INF REGT USA WWII INF
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/12/1920
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 423
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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