A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
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.