PVT Chester K. Kleinman was born in 1913, likely in the Bronx, New York.
Chester was apparently working as a foreman in a manufacturing firm when he was drafted in October 1943. After training he was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to Headquarters 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry on 4 Sep 1944 where he was to work as a message center clerk. There must have been some problem as he was reassigned on 2 Oct 1944 to A Company 116th Infantry as a rifleman. A Company was in 1st Battalion 116th Infantry. PVT Kleinman was killed in action on 19 Oct 1944.
We believe that PVT Kleinman was repatriated and is buried in a Jewish cemetery somewhere in the New York City area, possibly in New Jersey. He is not buried overseas.