|courtesy of Dominique Potier|
Homer was drafted in January 1944. He was sent to the European theater and arrived in England on 9 Jun 1944. It wasn't until 16 Jul 1944 that he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry. He was killed in action on that same day.
PVT Reimer now rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Two brothers also served. TSGT Charlie A. Reimer was killed serving with the 9th Infantry on 18 Dec 1944 and is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery. CPL Walter Oscar Reimer served in the 46th General Hospital in Bensancon, France, survived the war but died of lung cancer in 1957 at the age of 48. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron, Texas.