Robert Ingraham DeBolt born March 3, 1921 in Masontown, PA. He passed away December
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4, 2018 at the age of 97. Married to Margaret Friedman for 26 years. They were sweet-
hearts as teenagers. Robert was 19 and Margaret was 16. World Was 2 came along and
Robert was drafted into the Army. Within a matter of months he was shipped overseas.
He served from January 1942 until January 1946. He was a Medical Technician and served
with the 37th Infantry in the South Pacific, Solomons, New Zealand, Philippine Islands, and Fiji.
He was a Company Aid Man. They went out under fire to render first aid to the wounded.
They dressed and bandaged the wounds and supervised evaluation aid stations for further
Robert received a Medical Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with Bronze Service Stars,
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Metal, and a
Meritorious Unit Award.
Father of Robert L. DeBolt. Grandfather of Wendy Bucknell, Darin DeBolt, Great Grand -
father of Michael and Connor Bucknell, Carter and Mason DeBolt. Step-son Paul Friedman. Step-Grandchildren Michelle Eberhardt, Scott, David, Daniel, and Chris Friedman. Step Great-Grandchildren, Mikayla and Bella Eberhardt, Madison and Lennox Friedman.