KLINGER, Herbert J

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KLINGER, Herbert John

Servicenumber: 13130980

 

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Age: 30
Born: 6 March 1915, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Family: August Klinger (father)
Helen Klinger (mother)
Rita M. Klinger (sister)
Ruth (Caldwell) Klinger (wife)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Messenger
Regiment: 394th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division - Transport: 99th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: Not available
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 4 August 1945
Status: DNB
Place of death: Würzberg, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot K, Row 14, Grave 17
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc. Herbert J. Klinger enlisted on 13 October 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He attended grammar school and was a musician and artist before he enlisted.

He landed in France in June 1944 and was wounded when he received shrapnel injuries while serving as an Infantry messenger in the Cherbourg Peninsula campaign and has been awarded the Purple Heart. He recuperated at an Army hospital in England.

On 26 August 1945 a Memorial mass was sung in St. Henry’s Church in honour for Herbert. Members of American Legion St. Clair Post No. 694 attended in uniform.

Source of information: Yannick, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.ancestry.com – World War II Army Enlistment Records / U.S., Headstone and Interment Records / Pennsylvania Veteran Compensation Application Files / 1920, 1940 Census, www.newspapers.com – The Pittsburgh Press 5 August 1944 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 23 August 1945
Photo source: www.findagrave.com – Carol L.

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