Robert H. Brooks

Robert H. Brooks (HM1DYU)

Location: Sadieville, KY 40370 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 23.385', W 84° 32.22'

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(1915 - 1941)

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Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Sadieville, this African American entered an "all white" National Guard unit before WW II began. As a private in Co. D, 192nd Tank Battalion, he was stationed in the Philippine Islands. Brooks was killed Dec. 8, 1941, during the initial Japanese bombing of Clark Field, near Fort Stotensburg.

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Brooks, at age 26, was officially declared the first U.S. Armored Forces casualty of WW II. He is buried in the American~Manila Cemetery in the Philippine Islands. The main parade ground at Fort Knox was named Brooks Field in his honor on December 23, 1941.

Presented by City of Sadieville, Scott County Fiscal Court and American Legion Scott Post No. 24.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2037
Year Placed1999
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715110 N 4251932
Decimal Degrees38.38975000, -84.53700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.385', W 84° 32.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 23.10" N, 84° 32' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)502, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 677 Pike St, Sadieville KY 40370, US
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