Today’s #VeteranoftheDay is Norbert Krob.

Norbert served with the 778th Tank Battalion with Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during World War II. He was first a maintenance officer, then platoon leader and eventually company commander.

He received a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and three campaign stars on his European-African-Middle Eastern campaign medal.

Norbert’s identical twin brother, Bob, was also a soldier. The two brothers fought within a few miles of each other during WWII.

Norbert is 97 years old, and resides in Florida. He recently took part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Thank you for your service, Norbert!


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Published on Jul. 1, 2016

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  1. Alan Johnson July 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I nominate Norbert! Thanks a lot man.

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