Saturday, February 25, 2017
SSG Henry Neal
After Henry was drafted and completed his basic training he was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry and was with the unit at Aachen, Germany. PVT Neal was wounded on 14 Oct 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He had returned to the unit and was promoted to SGT on 1 Nov 1944. Henry was promoted to SSG on 14 Dec 1944. He was still with the unit when he was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945.
SSG Neal rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.
Henry had no children. Opal remarried in June 1945. Grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Brown, served as a PVT in B Company, 8th Battalion Georgia Infantry (CSA) in the Civil War.