Veterans of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Robert Sink was born in Lexington, North Carolina (USA). He entered Duke University before being transferred to the US Army Officers School, West Point, and left in 1927. He was recruited into the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and worked for the Normal Infantry Assignments until 1940.
He volunteered in the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion in Fort Benning, then in the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
When it came time to find a field officer to command the all-new 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment), Robert Sink was selected. It was under his orders that the regiment (including the Easy Company) trained and entered the war on the night of June 5-6, 1944, during the parachute operation over the Cotentin.
Colonel Robert Sink was very appreciated by all the members of the 506th PIR and saw the designation of the regimental number (506) changing from “Five-Ho-Six” to “Five-Ho-Sink”.
He died on December 13, 1965 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina.
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