Tuesday, July 12, 2016
SSG Andrew Joseph Neisen
Andrew was drafted in June 1941. He was probably assigned to E Company 116th Infantry prior to September 1942. He would have trained with the unit for the amphibious assault that took place on 6 Jun 1944 (D-Day). SGT Neisen fought with his unit from that day and was promoted to SSG on 25 Jun 1944. SSG Neisen was killed in action in the vicinity of Saint-Lo on 12 Jul 1944.
SSG Neisen was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in Saint Johns Cemetery in Union Hill, Minnesota.
Brother, Herman Joseph Neison, served as an EM2c in WW2 aboard the USS Tunny (SS282).