Robert Emmett Wendig Sr.
3132nd Signal Service Co
Born 1922 in PA
County of residence at enlistment: Philadelphia County, PA
Other residence(s): Wayne, MI; recently in Huntingdon Valley, PA
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: managers and officials, n.e.c.
College education before the war: 2 years
College education after the war: Univ. of Penn.
Robert Wendig was born on July 16, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the older of two children; his father, a bus driver, had been born in Germany.
He registered for the draft on June 30, 1942; at that time he was working for Ford Bros. & Co. in Philadelphia. He enlisted on October 1 of that year; his enlistment record states that he had completed two years of college and his occupation was in the "managers and officials" category.
He served in Europe with the 3132 Signal Service Company and was discharged on November 18, 1945.
After the war he married Mary June Horner and went back to school, graduating from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. He then took a job with Greene, Tweed, and Cox, manufacturers of industrial products, as a sales rep for the lower peninsula of Michigan. He and Mary June relocated to Wayne, MI where they became parents of a son, Robert, Jr. Little else is known of his life or work.
At some point prior to 1983 they moved back to Pennsylvania, where Bob recently celebrated his 100th birthday; Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick was in attendance at his birthday celebration.
1922 baptismal record
1942 draft card
1942 enlistment record
US marriage index
1949 article in The Detroit Times re his education and work
1950 Pennsylvania US Veteran Compensation File
2022 entry on Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick's Facebook page re Bob's 100th birthday