Friday, December 9, 2016
PFC Harry Eiduson
When Harry was drafted in June 1943 he was apparently a salesman. We don't know where he was previously but he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 10 Oct 1944. Harry was reported as missing in action on 6 Dec 1944. He was apparently wounded and captured on the 3rd. He was recorded in the morning report as having died on the 9th of December. For some reason, even though the internment record gives the date of death as 9 Dec 1944 it was mistakenly given as 1 Dec 1944 on the gravestone.
PFC Eiduson was returned to the U.S. in 1949 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, New York.
Both of Harry's brothers also served in WWII.