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Date and Place of Birth: November 30, 1924 Buffalo, New York
Died: October 30, 2006 Buffalo, New York
Military Unit: Company C, 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations
Robert L “Bob” Vetter was born on November 30,
Private Vetter departed for
Europe with Company C, 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th
Infantry Division on May 11, 1944 aboard the
USS General A E Anderson,
and arrived at the
He landed on
|The Jamestown Falcons in 1945 (Bob Vetter is front row, second from left)|
Vetter returned from Europe
with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and was discharged November 17,
injuries from the war ultimately forced his early retirement from
baseball. He passed away on October 30, 2006 in
Thanks to Garrett Smith for help with this biography.
Created July 24, 2008. Updated August 1, 2008.
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