Robert (Bobie or Bobby) W. Jennings was the son of David Worley Jennings and Debra ‘Debbie’ Elizabeth Mercer.
He was killed in action in Luxembourg.
The Greeneville Sun, 7 November 1944
Pfc. Bobbie W. Jennings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Worley Jennings of Greeneville, Rt. 9, was killed in action, August 28 in France. Pfc. Jennings volunteered for service July 13, 1940 and received the major part of his training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He and his brother, Pvt. Kiser B. Jennings were in the same Division and participated in the North Carolina maneuvers in 1941. In the Tennessee maneuvers in 1942 and in the Arizona maneuvers in 1943. Together they went overseas last November and were stationed in Northern Ireland and Scotland before being sent into France in July. In August Pfc. Jennings was awarded the “Expert Infantry Combat Medal.” He is survived by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Jeanetta Jones, Mrs. Josephine Carroll and Misses Luella and Nella Dean Jennings, all of Greeneville and the one brother, Pvt. Kiser B. Jennings who is with the Allied Armies somewhere in France.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 27 October 1923
- Date of death: 28 August 1944
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Greeneville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Expert Infantry Combat Medal, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Gethsemane Cemetery, Gethsemane Methodist Church, Greene County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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