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 Robert enlisted in the United States Army on April 5, 1941 at Fort Thomas, in Campbell County, Kentucky. At the time of enlistment, he lists his occupation as a bus/​truck/​tractor driver. In September 1943, he was stationed in Sicily with the 179th Infantry of the 45th Army Division. On September 11, 1943, Private Robert G. Shears was killed in Salerno, Italy during Operation Avalanche. He is buried in Italy with many of his fellow soldiers. He was awarded the Purple Heart for the wounds he received in combat. Robert enlisted in the United States Army on April 5, 1941 at Fort Thomas, in Campbell County, Kentucky. At the time of enlistment, he lists his occupation as a bus/​truck/​tractor driver. In September 1943, he was stationed in Sicily with the 179th Infantry of the 45th Army Division. On September 11, 1943, Private Robert G. Shears was killed in Salerno, Italy during Operation Avalanche. He is buried in Italy with many of his fellow soldiers. He was awarded the Purple Heart for the wounds he received in combat.
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   * [[http://​www.45thdivision.org/​Veterans/​Gerber.htm|September 11, 1943 personal account]]   * [[http://​www.45thdivision.org/​Veterans/​Gerber.htm|September 11, 1943 personal account]]
   * [[http://​www.45thdivision.org/​CampaignsBattles/​naples_foggia.htm|Operation Avalanche]]   * [[http://​www.45thdivision.org/​CampaignsBattles/​naples_foggia.htm|Operation Avalanche]]
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