Robert Shell was initially buried at Foy Cemetery at Bastogne, Belgium and reburied at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, F, 13, 39
Daily Post-Athenian, February 25, 1945
Private Robert E. Shell, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Shell of Route 4, was killed in action in Germany February 9, his wife, Mrs. Delois (Smith) Shell of Route 4, Athens, was informed in a telegram from the War Department received late yesterday afternoon.
by the Athens Woolen Mill.
Survivors are his wife, two children; parents and one sister, Mrs. Vivian Rose Toomey of Jefferson city.Private Shell, the father of two Children, Dennis Earl, 3, and Eddie, eight months old, had been overseas less than two months. He spent the Christmas holidays with homefolks and following his furlough. He had been with the armed forces about six months.
Pvt. Shell attended the schools of Athens, and prior to entering the armed forces he was employed by the Athens Woolen Mill.
Survivors are his wife, two children; parents and one sister, Mrs. Vivian Rose Toomey of Jefferson city.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 25 October 1921
- Date of death: 9 February 1945
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Athens
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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