Francis O. Hoffman
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Francis O. Hoffman was born in
Maryland on September 15, 1918. He was drafted into the Army on
June 4, 1941
at Richmond, Virginia. He listed his home of residence as the District of Columbia, and his civilian occupation
as file clerk. He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.
Staff Sergeant Hoffman was
killed in action in France, during the battle for Cherbourg,
on June 22, 1944.
Above: Press release of
the award of the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
to Staff Sergeant Francis O. Hoffman. SSG Hoffman is at the bottom.
U.S. War Department Press Releases and Related Records, 1942-1945
Francis O. Hoffman was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 12, Site: 4571
Grave marker for Francis O. Hoffman
Photo by Anne Cady from the Find A Grave website
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