|Courtesy Ken Ryesky|
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.