Robert C. Currin

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 14, 1944


War Department Telegram Brings News Sunday

Pvt. Robert C. Currin of this city was reported missing in action in France in an official telegram from the War Department received by his wife, Mrs. Fern H. Currin, bookkeeper at the C. C. Anderson store Sunday.

The telegram as usual gave no further details.

Pvt. Currin entered the army only last April, and was sent overseas with an infantry division in late September. He received his basic training at Fort Robinson, Ark., and spent a furlough here with relatives in September just before he went overseas.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Currin of Willow Creek and he farmed in that area prior to entering the service.

Independent Enterprise (Thursday, February 01, 1945)


Had Been Reported Missing In Action Since Nov. 18

Wars grim tragedy was brought home again to Payette Monday when an official war department telegram was received by Mrs. Fern Currin, stating that her husband, Robert C. Currin had been killed in action in France in December.

As usual the telegram gave no details but stated that a letter would follow.

On Dec. 10, Mrs. Currin received notification that her husband was reported missing in action in France since Nov. 18. She and other relatives therefore had been hopefully waiting since that time, but no word came during the long weeks until the telegram Monday.

Robert, who was born at the family home on Willow Creek was 23 last April 16. He graduated from Payette high school with the class of 1939 and was married to Miss Fern Johnson April 21, 1943. They farmed on Willow Creek until he was called into service on April 27, 1944. After receiving his basic training he was sent overseas last September, with an infantry division. He was transferred later to another unit, and it was with the latter, he was serving when he was reported missing in action.

Besides his wife he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Currin of Willow Creek and two sisters, Mrs. G. L. Sires of Portland and Mrs. Clifford Hansen, Payette.