KLINGER, Herbert J
KLINGER, Herbert John
|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|
|Regiment:||394th Infantry Regiment|
|Division - Transport:||99th Infantry Division|
|Company Squadron:||Not available|
|Unit - Group:||-|
|Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)||-|
|Date of death:||4 August 1945|
|Place of death:||Würzberg, Germany|
|Awards:||Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster|
|Gravenumber:||Plot K, Row 14, Grave 17|
|Cemetery:||American War Cemetery Lorraine|
|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.