Robert Nabbe

Born in 1919 and raised in New Jersey, Robert Nabbe was drafted into the United States Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Motor Center Detachment of the 2525th Service Unit, Military District of Washington where he chauffeured various officers including Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, Generals Omar Bradley, Mark Clark, Leslie Groves, and future President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Following his discharge from the Army on December 2, 1945, Nabbe attended Newark School of Industrial and Fine Arts on the GI Bill. After finishing the three-year program, he moved his family to St. Petersburg, Florida where he resided for many years, relocating to Tennessee after his retirement as a real estate appraiser.  He is currently deceased.