A Salute To Our Service, Fire & Police Personnel  -  November 2018

   Sergeant - U.S. Army 
World War II

Robert Garland Milton, was born on April 6, 1918 on the home farm in Charlotte County, VA.  He was the son of Alvin C. and  Mary Neal Milton.  Garland received his education in the public schools of Charlotte County.


Germany was once again waging war on the European Continent with the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, and the subsequent declaration of war by France and England two days later. With England urging the United States to join in the conflict young Robert found himself in Richmond, Virginia where on 04 December, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private and received serial number 33122132.  Four days later the U.S. officially declared war on Japan and entered into the raging conflicts in Europe and the Pacific.


Germany's tank brigades were formidable wreaking havoc wherever they were deployed and quickly became a primary target of destruction for the Allies. Robert was assigned to the 629th. Tank Destroyer Battalion and served his country in the European Theater, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant.

Robert failed to see the end of the war, but gave his life in service to his county on 13 April, 1945, somewhere in Germany.  He was laid to rest in the cemetery of his family's church, Roanoke Presbyterian, Brookneal, Charlotte Co., VA.


Thank you for your service!