Saturday, June 18, 2016

PFC George James Eichhorn

photo by Joyce (Martin) OConnell
PFC George James Eichhorn was born in Richmond Hill, New York to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Hoffman) Eichhorn on 5 Nov 1919.  Charles worked as a bank teller/clerk and later as a timekeeper for the Work Projects Administration. In 1940, George was working as an upholsterer in a furniture factory.  He reported an income of $800 for 1939.  On 17 Jun 1940 George married Doris Tomlins.

George was drafted in December 1942.  He had previously served in the National Guard.   Assigned to H Company 116th Infantry, he was with that unit on D-Day and survived the amphibious assault.  PFC Eichhorn was killed in action on 18 Jun 1944. 

PFC Eichhorn is buried in the Fishkill Rural Cemetery in Fishkill, New York. 

Doris remarried before 1954.  She died in California in 1994.

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