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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Conlon

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Broward County, FL
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 21 May 1944

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Robert B. Conlon

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert B. Conlon
Captain, U.S. Army

On 21 May 1944, Captain Robert B. Conlon was serving with the 93rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Fifth U.S. Army.

On that day, CPT Conlon's unit was in action against German forces. CPT Conlon's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Robert B. Conlon (0-335887), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 93d Armored Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 21 May 1944. Captain Conlon's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 114 (July 9, 1944)


Captain Robert B. Conlon is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy in Plot J, Row 14, Grave 63.


Honoree ID: 200832   Created by: MHOH




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