Cpl. Robert Leonard Stutt

September 1, 1920–4 July 1944

Service #: 17069455
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: Four years high school
Occupation: General farmer
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Date: October 15, 1942
Enlistment Place: Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa
Service/Unit: 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Awards: Purple Heart
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello, Iowa

Corporal Robert Stutt

Robert Stutt has been promoted from private to corporal in the U.S. parachute troops. His address is: Corporal Robert Stutt, Co. B, 17069455, 508th Para. Inf., Camp Blanding, Fla.

Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, December 24, 1942


Photo: Leo J. Offerman

Soldier Dies, Serving With Troops

Robert Stutt Answers Summons

Mrs. Robert Leonard Stutt of Cedar Rapids received a telegram Friday from the government announcing the fact that her husband, Sergeant Stutt, was killed in action with the United States troops in France July 4. The telegram came to Monticello and was taken to Cedar Rapids to Mrs. Stutt, who is an office assistant of Dr. Erskine.

Sgt. Stutt enlisted in the United States army October 13, 1942, as a paratrooper. He was first located in Florida, later at Fort Benning, Ga., and took final training at Camp Mackall, N. C. Previous to leaving for overseas, he returned home at the time of his brother Walter's death in Cedar Rapids, November 20, 1943. He left for overseas in late December, 1943. Throughout his service with the paratroops, he was closely associated with William Fitzsimons of Monticello. In a recent letter from Alfred Fitzsimons written from Normandy, he mentioned the fact that he had met Stutt and his brother, William, in Normandy.

Sgt. Stutt is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Kurt) Stutt, whom he married at Hannibal, Mo., May 25, 1942; also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stutt, and a sister, Byrdena, who is Mrs. Henry Ferino, who is living now at College Station, Tex., where her husband is located.

Sgt. Stutt was born September 1, 1920, near Anamosa. He attended the graded schools in that city and also in the Buck Creek consolidated schools. He later graduated from the Monticello public schools with the class of 1940.

Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, August 10, 1944

Medal Awarded Posthumously To Sgt R. Stutt

The late Sgt. Robert Stutt of Monticello was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and the medal together with a letter of condolence was sent to his wife, Mrs. Jeanne C. Stutt, Cedar Rapids. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kurt of Monticello. Mrs. Stutt also received the American Legion Gold Star citation. Sgt. Stutt was killed while in the service of his country, July 4, 1944. He served as a paratrooper and his death occurred in France, after he had taken part in the invasion of that country. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stutt of Monticello.

Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, January 18, 1945