The Navy Department has announced the death of Robert Lee Smith of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, who was killed in action [September 14, 1942] while on duty at an undisclosed war zone.
The Navy stated the body had been recovered and burial was made at the scene of action.
Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith, 215 Bruns Lane, had been in the Navy two years. He received his basic training at San Diego, Calif., and on March 3 was sent on active duty.
He had been graduated from Springfield High School.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Charles and James; four sisters, Dorothy May, Nancy, Maxine, Barbara Lee, all at home, and two grandmothers.