PFC Henry Richard Holbrook was born 2 Apr 1916 in Coeburn, Virginia to James Henry and Alba Avertia (Stapleton) Holbrook. His father worked for the local railroad and in a coal mine and died in 1931.
Henry was working as a farm hand when he was drafted in May 1941. Trained as a light mortar crewman, Henry was sent to England and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry. He apparently participated in the D-Day assault at Omaha Beach. PFC Holbrook was wounded on 4 Sep 1944 and died of his wound(s) the following day, 5 Sep 1944.
PFC Holbrook is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.