Saturday, September 17, 2016

SSG Jerome Bergstein

SSG Jerome Bergstein was born 20 Aug 1925, probably in Brooklyn, New York, to Morris and Hannah D (Wexner) Bergstein.  He was the 2nd of 4 children.  His father worked variously as a process server and a salesman.  Jerome attended only 2 years of high school before he was drafted.

Jerome was drafted in December 1943.  He was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry on 23 Jul 1944 as a PVT.  On 15 Aug 1944 he was promoted to PFC.  On 14 Sep 1944 he was promoted to SSG apparently skipping a couple of ranks (CPL and SGT).  He was killed in action 17 Sep 1944. 

SSG Bergstein is buried in Long Island National Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York. 

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