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Corp Henry J "Heine" Hockelberg, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1912
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1944
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Vidette Messenger
Nov 8, 1944 p. 1

Another Valparaiso man has paid the supreme sacrifice in World War 2.

Henry J. (Heine) Hockelberg , son of Henry Hockelberg, 206 Brown street, who participated in D-Day invasion in France last June as a member of the Field Artillery, Second Division, US Artillery, Second Division, US Army died Tuesday in the Bruns General Hospital, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A veteran of 31/2 years of service in the army, Hockelberg, who was 32 years of age, went overseas in October 1943, and returned just a year later to the United States.

Death was due to pulmonary tuberculosis with which he was stricken while in France.

The body will be returned to Valparaiso and funeral rites will be arranged upon arrival. An army escort will accompany the body here.

Hockelberg was born in Liberty Township and attended Liberty township high school.

Surviving besides his father, a step-mother, two step-brothers Robert Wayne, Seaman 2-nd class, Philadelphia, Pa., and James Wayne, pharmacist's mate Pearl Harbor Hawaii and two step-sister Margaret Manning and Dorothy Sims of Valparaiso.

Previous to entering the service he was employed at the American Bridge company plant in Gary for five years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Emil Arnold Hockelberg (1883 - 1961)
  Anna M Ludtke Hoeckelberg (1891 - 1930)
 
 Sibling:
  Bertholdt Hoeckelberg (1910 - 1913)*
  Henry J Hockelberg (1912 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McCool Cemetery
Portage
Porter County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: William Taber
Originally Created by: Kaleen
Record added: Mar 18, 2007
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Corp Henry J Heine Hockelberg, Jr
Added by: William Taber
 
Corp Henry J Heine Hockelberg, Jr
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 Added: Dec. 16, 2009
Corporal Hockelberg's service to his country has not been forgotten. May he rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 16, 2009
 
 
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