Friday, August 26, 2016

SGT Harry G. Hoffman

SGT Harry G. Hoffman was born 31 May 1921 in Herkimer County, New York to Ira D. and Eva May (Bushie) Hoffman.  His father worked as a laborer and then a fireman.  In 1940 Harry was working as a clerk in a grocery. The family of 9 had a reported combined income of $1345 for 1939 and were paying $5 rent on their accommodations in Greenfield, New York.

Harry voluntarily enlisted in May 1942.  After training he was sent to England and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry.  He trained for and participated in the amphibious assault on the French beach code-named "Omaha". On 17 Jun 1944 Harry was wounded and evacuated to hospital.  At some point after that he was sent to Headquarters 29th Infantry Division and then returned to C Company on 6 Aug 1944. SGT Hoffman was killed in action on 26 Aug 1944.

SGT Hoffman was repatriated and is buried in Saint Peter's Cemetery in Saratoga, New York.  His brother Carrol J. Hoffman also served in the Army during the war.

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