Saturday, August 27, 2016

PVT Eugene L. Hoffman

Courtesy Ken Ryesky
PVT Eugene L. Hoffman was born 10 Dec 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts the only son of Jacob and Bessie (Smorack) Hoffman.  Both parents were Jews who had immigrated fromPoland/Russia.  His father was a children's clothing jobber. 

Eugene was drafted in February 1943 and after training was sent to Europe.  On 21 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to Cannon Company 116th Infantry. On 16 Aug 1944 he was again transferred, this time to B Company 116th Infantry as a light truck driver.  PVT Hoffman was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.

PVT Hoffman was repatriated and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York.

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