Robert Ford Robbins was the son of Robert Dee Robbins and Cora Maude Crosswhite.

Private First Class Robbins was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the Chinese forces on the west side of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea on November 27, 1950.

The Bristol Herald Courier, 20 September 1955
Shady Valley, Tenn., Sept. 19 – The body of Pfc. Robert F. Robbins, 18, who was killed in action Nov. 27, 1950, in Korea, was returned to Mountain City, Tenn., tonight. Pfc. Robbins was with the First Division of the Marines. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora M. Robbins, Shady Valleyy,and the following brothers and sisters: George, Bert R., John, Fred and Edsel Robbins, all of Shady Valley; Mrs. Flora Gilley, Elkton, Md.; Mrs. Ethel McQueen, Shady Valley; Mrs. Beulah Gilley, Clifton, N.C., and James B. Robbins, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 November 1932
  • Date of death: 27 November 1950
  • County: Johnson
  • Hometown: Shady Valley
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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