Robert Clinton Fellers
Cadet Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, Army R.O.T.C
Prosperity, South Carolina
Son of Lindsay J. Fellers and Anna Hood Fellers; sister - Mrs. Fred Wise of Columbia; brother - Quay Fellers of Prosperity
8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Rifle Marksman Award
May 1, 1919
Mar 2, 1945
Died of Wounds at Luxembourg
Henri-Chapelle AMC, Plot G, Row 12, Grave 4; Memorial marker in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Activities of the 4th Infantry Division during the latter part of WWII.
As the German push was halted in the Bulge, the Ivy Division resumed the attack and continued the pursuit through the Siegfried Line – the same location it had crossed in September – and fought across Germany as the war ground on in the first four months of 1945. When the war ended on May 8, 1945, the 4th Infantry Division had participated in all of the campaigns from the Normandy Beach through Germany. Five more battle streamers were added to the 4th Infantry Division colors and personnel of the Division during this period wear the five campaign stars of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. The division suffered almost 22,000 battle casualties and over 34,000 total casualties, including over 5,000 who were killed or died of injuries, during their eleven months of fighting across Europe. For 199 straight days, the 4th Infantry Division was in constant contact with the Germans.
Silver Star Citation:
Captain Robert C. Fellers, 0390518, Inf, 8th Infantry, for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States in France, 3 August 1944. The initiative and courage displayed by this officer reflects great credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States. Entered the military service from South Carolina.