Monday, September 5, 2016

PFC Henry Richard Holbrook

PFC Henry Richard Holbrook was born 2 Apr 1916 in Coeburn, Virginia to James Henry and Alba Avertia (Stapleton) Holbrook.  His father worked for the local railroad and in a coal mine and died in 1931.

Henry was working as a farm hand when he was drafted in May 1941.  Trained as a light mortar crewman, Henry was sent to England and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry.  He apparently participated in the D-Day assault at Omaha Beach.  PFC Holbrook was wounded on 4 Sep 1944 and died of his wound(s) the following day, 5 Sep 1944. 

PFC Holbrook is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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