Tuesday, September 6, 2016
PFC Sylvester John Steinhoff
Sylvester was drafted in November 1943, completed his basic military training at Camp Blanding, Florida and was shipped out for the European theater in June 1944. After several weeks in England he was sent to France and transferred from the replacement depot to H Company 116th Infantry on 21 Jul 1944 to serve as a Heavy Machine Gunner. He fought with the unit in the liberation of Vire, France and was with the unit as it began its part in the liberation of Brest, France. PFC Steinhoff was killed in action at Brest on 6 Sep 1944.
PFC Steinhoff rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.