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Robert F. Seedlock

AKA Robert Francis Seedlock

Born: 6-Feb-1913
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Died: 5-May-2004
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Built the Burma Road in WWII

Led construction of the Burma Road, which was described as "the toughest job ever given to U.S. Army engineers during wartime." The road was completed on 20 January 1945, but by then it was not nearly as militarily important as originally conceived. He became a Major General in 1962. After leaving the U.S. Army, Seedlock supervised large civil projects, the most prominent of which is Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

Wife: Hortense Norton (m. 1937, d. 2000)
Son: Col. Robert F. Seedlock, Jr. (U.S. Army, retired)
Daughter: Elizabeth Morrisette
Son: Walter N. Seedlock
Daughter: Mary Seedlock
Sister: Helen Sexton

    High School: Cathedral Latin School, Cleveland, OH
    University: Case Western Reserve University (two years)
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1937)
    University: MS Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1940)

    Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit



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