Robert O. Bickle

Source: Tyrone-Warning Canteen News, April 1945
First Lieutenant Robert O. Bickle died of wounds received in action in Germany on March 21, 1945.
He was an outstanding athlete in high school, playing varsity football end for two seasons and being a member of the wrestling squad.
Lt. Bickle served in England, France and Belgium before his unit moved into Germany.
In a letter to Lt. Bickle's wife, Mrs. Anne I. Bickle, the commanding officer of the battery stated: "....Lt. Bickle was with us since we came in the Army. 
During his service with us he was always working for us and tried his utmost to make everything more pleasant for his men.
He was responsible for the interest men took in sports. Now that we have more time for recreation and sports, we are continuing our sports program where he left off. To help that situation, it was decided to dedicate our field to Lt. Bickle. 
It is our wish that you know how deeply we feel the loss of such a fine officer and friend and want to extend to you our best wishes for the future"
Altoona Tribune
(Altoona, Pennsylvania)
5 Apr 1945, Thu • Page 1
Altoona Tribune
(Altoona, Pennsylvania)
26 Nov 1945, Mon • Page 10
Harrisburg Telegraph
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
26 Nov 1945, Mon • Page 2

Robert O. Bickle

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

777th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division

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Date of Death: March 21, 1945

Buried: Bald Eagle Cemetery

Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Award: Purple Heart