Photo of Sgt. Robert P. Emerson at Glendale
This is a photograph of Robert P. Emerson
of Chester County, Pennsylvania taken while he was in basic training
at Camp Croft. The photo was made on the rocks
below the dam at Glendale sometime in the spring of 1941.
When this photo was made, Robert was 22 years old. There is a
sad footnote to this photograph. Robert did not survive the war. He was
wounded in France on August 10, 1944 and died of his wounds two days later
on August 12. At the time of his death, Robert was a Sergeant
in the 28th Recon Troop, Mechanized, of the Pennsylvania 28th National Guard
There is very interesting website honoring Robert at
There is also a site that gives many more personal photographs about Robert
and his family and friends. It is at (http://dsf.chesco.org/heroes/emerson/emerson_gallery.htm).
This web site has
been started as a public service to share the story
of Pacolet. The web master and person to contact about
putting information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.
Contact me at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. My
regular mail adress is:
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485