Robert Sams was born in Seebert, WV in 1925. After graduating from high school in Covington, VA in the summer of 1943 he worked briefly at Firestone Tire Company before enlisting in the Coast Guard on September 4, 1943. After serving on the USS Cambria, Sams received his honorable discharge in October 1946. Following his Coast Guard service Sams was hired by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad where he served the company in several capacities including that of a Fireman, Train Engineer, Trainmaster and Supervisor of Locomotive Operations for the entire C&O Railroad. Mr. Sams World War II photos and documents have been on display at Virginia Military Institute and the History Museum in Roanoke, VA. He and his wife, Nancy, have 2 sons, 3 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The Sams have enjoyed their retirement living in the Roanoke Valley. Robert is the author of the book "Long Ago and Far Away" where he tells his story of his coast guard days during WWII. We love you, Robert, and thank you so much for your service!
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