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Robert E. Meyns

Died in the service of our country
Branch of Service: Marines
Hometown: Bergenfield
Date of casualty: July 18, 1943
Place of casualty: Off the coast of Florida
Dedication: Meyns Place, Bergenfield
About Robert E.: Bobby Meyns, who won 20 straight games for Dumont High School was a shoo-in. Dubbed the "Bob Feller" of Bergenfield after the Cleveland Indians ace, Meys threw a wicked curveball that won him a tryout with the New York Giants in 1940. His father, Henry carefully kept a scrapbook of his son's exploits on the diamond. Henry Meyns had just finished reading a cheerful letter from his son, saying "expect to be home in August, I hope...hope", when
he got a telegram saying the 22 year olds's plane had crashed in training off the coast of Flordia on July 18,
1943.


The Veterans section was created and maintained by
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