Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PVT Chester K. Kleinman

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. 

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