Captain Robert Ware, MD

gravesite

This is the grave of Captain Robert Ware, M.D. who volunteered to go in early because he knew he would be needed. He was KIA on the beach. Please remember him with gratitude on this anniversary of D-Day.

Joe Ware, San Antonio

Source:  Blake (Laughing Wolf) of Blackfive blog


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  1. Captain Robert Barnes Ware, M.D., son of Reuben Barnes Ware, M.D., grew up in Amherst, Virginia. In 1940, he volunteered for service in the Virginia National Guard, served in the 29th Division, and was appointed Battalion Surgeon for the First Battalion (Companies A-D). Company A was later known as “The Bedford Boys”; Company B was from Lynchburg, Virginia. He volunteered to go in with his men on the early dawn run to Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 even though he could have waited until the beach had been secured. He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

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