Robert Chesnut in the U.S. Army
Robert Chesnut was the assistant bandleader of the Army Base Band in Boston and also played in the 372nd Infantry Regiment’s military band. This article from the Boston Guardian from April 21, 1945 mentions he even wrote the Regiment’s Marching Song “Faith.” The article refers to him as Sgt. Robert “Nuts” Chestnut. The misspelling of the last name was common for the family.