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Pvt Eugene Freudenberg, II

Pvt Eugene Freudenberg, II

Birth
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Jan 1945 (aged 19)
Philippines
Burial Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot F, 0, 1844L
Memorial ID 8430748 · View Source
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Eugene Freudenberg II (1925-1945) served in the United States Army, where he was killed in action during World War II (b. June 29, 1925; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. January 24, 1945; Luzon, Philippines) Military Service Number 42014477.

Name:
Eugene Freudenberg II, Eugene Freudenberg, Jr., Eugen J. Freudenberg. The "J" as his middle name in his World War II record appears to be a truncation of "Jr.", there is no record of a middle name for him. He also appears as "Eugen Freudenberg" again through a truncation in his military records.

Parents:
Eugene was the son of Eugene Freudenberg I (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg and Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986).

Birth:
June 29, 1925 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Siblings:
His siblings include: Louis Julius Freudenberg II (1922-1986) who had a child with Mildred Piatt (1918-?); Arthur Oscar Freudenberg II (1929- ) who married Helena R. Bonowicz (1919-1988); and Ralph Kohlman Freudenberg (1937-1995) who fell from a window as an infant and landed on a wrought iron fence and was later burned in a fire.

World War II:
He had completed 1 year of high school and wasn't employed when he enlisted as a private in the United States Army on September 17, 1943 from Newark, New Jersey. He served in the 169th Infantry of the 43rd Division during World War II.

Killed in action:
He was killed in action on January 24, 1945 in Luzon, Philippines. Arthur Oscar Freudenberg II (1929- ) has Eugene's purple heart and the flag used at his funeral, and may have his military photograph. The New York Times listed his death in a supplement published on March 20, 1945 on page 14.

Burial:
Eugene was buried at the Santa Barbara Number 1 Cemetery in the Philippines and was disinterred on August 30, 1948. His skeletal remains were re-interred at Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey on February 11, 1949. They initially used a Star of David on his plot. Florence went to visit the cemetery on October 24, 1949 and asked that it be replaced with a Latin Cross.

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958) for Findagrave starting on February 23, 2003. Updated on October 6, 2014 with information on his military service from his tombstone.

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