Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PVT Charles Herlien

PVT Charles Herlien was born 20 Oct 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Renske (Grypstra) Herlien.  His parents were born in the Netherlands. John died in 8 Jan 1940.

Charles went into the service in June 1943. After completing his training he was sent to Europe.  We don't know what other unit(s) to which he may have been assigned but he was likely assigned to 415th Infantry, 104th Division before going to  and then being transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 24 Oct 1944.  PVT Herlien was killed in action on 23 Nov 1944.

PVT Herlien was repatriated in 1949 and is buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.

Charles had 2 older brothers who served during the war, Lambert and Siebert both served in the Army.

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