Robert M. Viale
Monday, March 5, 1945 pg. 1
“Eureka Man: Killed In Action”
Lt. Robert M. Viale of Eureka, one of the charter members of the local unit of the California National Guard, was killed in action recently in manila, Philippines Islands, according to word received here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Viale of 2620 Hull avenue.
Leaving here in March, 1941, with the National Guards, Lt. Viale trained in San Luis Obispo and went overseas a year ago, serving in Bougainville and participating in the Luzon invasion. He has been employed here by the Hammond Lumber company.
In addition to his parents, Lt. Viale is survived by his brothers and sisters: Pfc. Raymond Viale with the Marines on Iwo Jima; T/Sgt. John Viale, now stationed at the Army salvage center at Seattle, Washington; Marvin Viale of Seward, Alaska; Donald and Leonard Viale of Eureka; Mrs. George Halkedes of Los Angeles and Mrs. Raymond Burns of Eureka.
Sgt. John Viale and his wife are here from Seattle while he is on furlough.