A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Sunday, February 26, 2017
PVT Elmer E. Higby
PVT Elmer E. Higby was born 21 Aug 1924 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Henry Albert and Lilly Pearl (Adams) Higby. The family farmed. Elmer's mother died in 1936.
Elmer was working as a farm hand when he was drafted in February 1944. He was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 15 Feb 1945. Just 11 days later, PVT Higby was killed in action on 26 Feb 1945.
PVT Higby was repatriated and is buried in the Lone Star Cemetery in Mountain Grove, Missouri.