- for Cornelius Ryan 3 -
Your name Robinson, Robert. M.
In times of great crisis, people generally show either great ingenuity or
self-reliance; others do incredibly stupid things. Do you remember any
examples of either?
A few minutes after my experience with the cattle l finally
met up with, another "trooper", a corporal, from my unit. He decided we should
go in a certain direction to the assembly point so we proceded but is wasn't
long before we ran into several automatic weapons. I told him corporal or not
I was a Pfc and I knew that we were going in the wrong direction if we wanted
to meet up with our unit - alive. We went in the opposite direction and several
minutes later we linked up with the remains of our unit.
Where were you at midnight on June 5, 1944? Flying over the English Channel
bound for Normandy
Where were you at midnight on June 6, 1944? My position was in a grave yard
in Ste. Mere Eglise.
Do you know of anybody else who landed within those 24 hours (midnight
June 5 to midnight June 6) as infantry, glider or airborne troops, or
who took part in the air and sea operations, whom we should write to?
I have lost contact with all of the remaining men of our unit.
I will welcome any interview if I can be of any assistance and I can
be reached at 2055 Rambler Road, Lexington, Kentucky after August. For the
next two months I will be with the ROTC Summer Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Robert M Robinson
ROBERT M ROBINSON
PLEASE LET US HAVE THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT WE CAN
INCLUDE YOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE BOOK. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE YOUR
STORY ON SEPARATE SHEETS IF WE HAVE NOT LEFT SUFFICIENT ROOM. FULL
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WILL BE GIVEN IN A CHAPTER CALLED "WHERE THEY ARE NOW;
YOUR NAME AND VOCATION OR OCCUPATION WILL BE LISTED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
Research, The Reader's Digest
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