Friday, November 25, 2016
PFC Duke Hopper Rodenhizer Jr.
Duke was drafted in November 1943 and after completing his military training was sent to the European theater. PVT Rodenhizer was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jul 1944 where he served as a rifleman. He was promoted to PFC on 24 Jul 1944. PFC Rodenhizer was wounded in the attack on Brest on 5 Sep 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He didn't return to the unit until 13 Nov 1944 when PFC Rodenhizer was again transferred from the replacement depot. PFC Rodenhizer was killed in action on 25 Nov 1944.
PFC Rodenhizer rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.