Mr. Robert Powell passed away

We are announcing to you with great sorrow that the 2nd Infantry Division has lost another WWII veteran. Mr. Robert Powell passed away at the age of 96. Mr. Robert Powell was born in 1924, in Spokane, Washington. He enlisted into the Army in 1943 and after his basic training Mr. Powell became a Combat Medic in the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. During WWII Mr. Powell spent 303 days in combat and took part in all five major campaigns of the 2nd Infantry Division. His 23rd Infantry Regiment suffered the last casualties in the final days of World War II in Czechoslovakia.Mr. Robert Powell was an Ambassador of The Greatest Generations Foundation and in 2014 he returned for the first time since the war to Normandy, where he visited the battlefields of his 23rd Infantry Regiment.Mr. Robert Powell, thank you so much for your brave service. We honor your memory and will never forget you! Condolences to the family and friends.Source: “The Greatest Generations Foundation”