Making History Project

WWII Veteran SGT Robert Shelato from Normandy

April 26, 2017

WWII Veteran Robert Shelato is an American Combat Engineer from the 249th Engineer Combat Battalion. Robert was interviewed in St. Mere Eglise, Normandy, France on June 4, 2014. Robert was born in Indiana and was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. As a Sergeant during WWII, Robert served in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. During the interview, Robert describes some of the incidents involving mines and booby traps that he had to handle as a combat engineer, as well as his encounter with a German dive bomber.

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