WWII vet honored

By DeeAnna Haney | Jun 27, 2014

Robert Lowe, 90, was recently presented several awards to honor his service as a scout car commander in World War II.

Lowe was aboard the Susan B. Anthony on D-Day when it struck a mine and sunk at sea. He jumped into the water and was rescued by the British and fought his way through Normandy. He also fought and was shot through the arm at the Battle of the Bulge.

He went into service Jan 15, 1943 and left the service as a sergeant in the calvary Oct. 27, 1945. Lowe was awarded a Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster, EAMET Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and the Croix de Guerre, a French award. In all, he served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.