Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PVT Isidore Sherman

PVT Isidore Sherman was born 22 Jul 1921 probably in New York, New York. We believe he was the 2nd of 4 children born to William and Zelda Sherman. William and Zelda were Jewish natives of either Poland or Russia, probably "The Pale", an area to which Russia had exiled its Jewish population. William supported his family as a tailor. The family lived at 141 Legion Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Isidore married Francis S. Friedman in January 1942 and the couple may have lived at 109 Hertzl Street in Brooklyn. We know that Francis was living there in 1944.

Isidore was drafted in December 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and likely arrived in France in late July 1944 or very early in August 1944. PVT Sherman was transferred from the replacement depot to M Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman on 7 Aug 1944 while the unit was near Vire, France. He was with the unit as the Division and Regiment began the attack on German forces near and in Brest, France. PVT Sherman was killed in action on 31 Aug 1944 in Brest.

PVT Sherman was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in the New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, New York.

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