Home Town Boy Goes to War 1945
El Paso Hometown Boy Goes to War 1945
On February 1, 1945, Robert C. Armstrong, US Army, left Camp Shelby, MS for his journey to The Phillipines. Bob Armstrong was born 7 September 1919, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. In the '30s he moved to El Paso, Texas with his parents, Robert Emmett Armstrong and Grace Belle Wilkinson Armstrong. The latter Mr. Armstrong was advised to move to this dry desert because of severe respiratory problems. Bob Armstrong married Anna Cozette Van Bruggen in El Paso in 1937. In 1944, Bob was called up to fight for his Country. The little diary that follows was his written account of his trip from Camp Shelby, MS to The Phillipines. Once in Manila, Bob took pictures...those pictures are also here.
Jan Parsons Armstrong