Robert Howard Thorpe was born at Cedartown, Georgia. Brother of Nellie Ruth Wright.
Robert Thorpe served on the U.S.S. Maddox (DD622) and is missing as a result of action against the enemy since 10 July 1943. He was officially declared dead on 11 July 1944.
Memorialized at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Rank: Stewards Mate Second Class
- Date of birth: 14 January 1924
- Date of death: 10 July 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Maddox (DD-622)
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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