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Sgt Phillip O Steinbach

Sgt Phillip O Steinbach

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 23 Nov 1944 (aged 20–21)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 9 Grave 27
Memorial ID 56375726 · View Source
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Son of Mary Steinbach.

Phillip served as a Sergeant, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Berrien County, Michigan prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 18, 1943 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Carpenter and also as Single, without dependents.

Phillip was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 36420120

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His brother, PFC Elmer A. Steinbach, was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is interred next to him (see photo to the right). They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Information on relationship as a brother at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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( Below article submitted by: Eric Ackerman )

BENTON HARBOR NEWS PALLADIUM,
DECEMBER 13, 1944, PAGE 14

BEULAH--Sgt. Phillip O. Steinbach, 21, who in his last letter home said he was stationed in an area near the grave of his brother, has been killed in action in France, according to War department notification to his mother, Mrs. Mary Steinbach. Sgt. Steinbach wrote Steinbach, who was killed in France, the grave of his brother, Pfc. Elmer, that he would attempt to locate in October.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56375726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Phillip O Steinbach (1923–23 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56375726, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .