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                  Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kline  5/7/94                                     Sgt. Robert Kline   5/7/44
Last Name: 
First Name Middle Initial:
Robert Eugene
Nick Name:
Bob or Doc
Street: PO Box 410 City & State:  Lyons, CO E-Mail: 
Zip:  80540 Phone: (303) 823-6533 Spouse:  
Conflict:  World War II Service Branch:  Army Unit: 106th Infantry Div.,
        423rd Regiment
Theater: European Where Captured:  St. Vith, Belgium Date Captured:  Dec. 19, 1944
Camps Held In:  Stalag Bad Orb 9B and Stalag 9A  Geissan How Long Interned:  3 months and 10 days
Liberated / repatriated: Date Liberated:  March 29, 1945 by General Patton's Tank Forces - 3rd Army Age at Capture: 
Medals Received: Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, POW Medal,  Bronze Star,
Military Job:  Communications Sgt. for Company M Company: 
Occupation after War:   Went to college on GI Bill and practiced Veterinary Medicine in Melbourne, IA and Ft. Collins, CO.




Robert Eugene Kline was born to Elbert and Augusta Kline on February 20, 1924 in Marble Rock, Iowa.  He graduated from Laurel High School in 1941, and was drafted into the Army in 1943.  He was sent to Europe to Fight in World War II.  After serving his country and honorably discharged, Robert attended Iowa State University and graduated with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1950.

He married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Lucille Arnaman on May 7, 1944 in Waterloo, Iowa.  They have two daughters, a grandson, and a granddaughter.  Robert is retired from his large animal practice and lives with his wife on Diamond K Ranch, Northwest of Lyons, CO.


Prepared by daughter, Bobbie Holliday


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