By CLINT MESHEW
Fort Knox Veterans Services
Not many of us were or of sufficient age to remember much of World War II with the exception of those who were called upon to fight that war.
One such individual was Private Robert H. Brooks, for whom Brooks Parade Field at Fort Knox is named.
Private Brooks was the first Soldier killed in action in the Eastern Theater of Operations, United States Armored Forces, Far East. He was drafted into service at Cincinnati, Ohio and processed at Fort Thomas Kentucky on January 22, 1941.