Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pvt. Robert A. Underwood
Died in service
World War II
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
Location. 33° 14.906′ N, 84° 15.611′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Solomon Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Solomon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 E Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. Robert Lewis Stephens (a few steps from this marker); Cpl. Albert R. Goen (a few steps from this marker); Seaman First Class Calvin Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Samuel Leon Cook (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Joe V. McDonald (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pvt. Rufus Jack Thompson (about 400 feet away); PFC. Wyley Hoyt Hand Tech 4 George Henry Allen (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
More about this marker. Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
Regarding Pvt. Robert A. Underwood. He presumably died when a German submarine sunk the troop transport ship he was on. His body was never recovered, and he was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
Also see . . . Robert A. Underwood. Biography by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.