PVT Gilbert Fomalont was born 10 Feb 1906 in Carmel, Pennsylvania to Barney and Eva Fomalont. Both parents were Russian immigrants. In 1934 he married Esther Tucker. In 1941 he married Lillian Feinstein.
Gilbert entered service in December 1942. Sent overseas, he was assigned to Cannon Company 116th Infantry. Gilbert was assigned to the unit on D-Day and served with the unit until 7 Aug 1944 when he was killed in action.
PVT Fomalont was repatriated and buried in Mount Sharon Cemetery in Springfield, Pennsylvania.