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Photo of WWII Veteran Robert Camp.

Robert Camp, 2007 

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Military Service: 1943 - 1946

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

:07 - Drafted into the 103rd Infantry Division of the Army at 18
1:43 - Reunion of old classmates in Germany
4:18 - Leaving family behind when drafted
5:16 - Schrapnel injury
6:46 - Battle of the Bulge
7:45 - Brutality of WWII
10:30 - Peace treaty
12:54 - Pistol confiscation
14:53 - War is life-changing
16:25 - Reception into New York Harbor
16:59 - Still suffering from war injuries
18:04 - Chaplin with guys in front lines
18:48 - Became a Chaplin after the war

Rev. Robert E. Camp Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Images Provided by Robert Camp

Photo of Bob Camp's WWII pistol.

Robert Camp confiscated this Italian Beretta during a WWII roadblock.

Photo of Bob Camp's WWII pistol holster..

Holster Robert Camp purchased for his Italian Berretta when he returned from his service during WWII.

Image of document provided by Robert Camp about his time during WWII.

Remembering World War II, Bob Camp, As Told to Darlene Nelson, November 1986 (Excerpts from the original document

Newspaper article about Veteran Robert Camp.
Newspaper article about Veteran Robert Camp - continued.
Newspaper article about Veteran Robert Camp - continued.

Newspaper article about Baptism of Fire. (Article was provided by Robert "Bob" Camp.)

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