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Robert Alexander Gaw
Corporal, United States Army
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Submitted by Patty Canastra: May 2005

Robert Alexander Gaw born April 3, 1910 at home in Irvington, New Jersey, the oldest of four children born to Harry and Elizabeth Gaw.

He graduated from Bernard's High School, Bernardsville, New Jersey in 1930. Bob made the New Jersey All State Football Team in 1929-1930.

Bob worked as a caddy at the Somerset Hills Country club on Bernards Mountain as a part time job while in High School and enjoyed playing golf during his school years.

His military service included four years overseas in the Army during World War II. Bob was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He was stationed primarily in England in addition to a tour in France. He met his wife, Muriel, while stationed in Manchester, England.

Corporal Gaw returned home to the United States and his new wife was able to follow a few months later on the ship, HMS Queen Mary.

Corporal Gaw used the GI Bill and attended and graduated from PACE University in New York City in 1947 having studied accounting.

His community service after being honorably discharged includes:
Secretary to the Board of Education Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Commander of the VFW Post Red Bank, New Jersey
Usher Truro Episcopal Church Fairfax, Virginia

Bob died in 1966 at the age of 56 leaving his 39 year old wife Muriel and 4 children, Kathleen age 1, Terrence age 14, Patricia age 17, and Leslie 19.

He is thought of every day by the ones he left behind.


GAW, ROBERT ALEXANDER
CPL BTRY B 449 BU CAC USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/03/1910
DATE OF DEATH: 04/26/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 51  SITE 641
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 25 May 2005
World War II Victory Medal