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TSgt. Phillip Einhorn, a member of the 146th Infantry of the 37th Division, was killed in action May 23, 1944 in Bougainville. This word came to his brother, Joseph Einhorn with whom he had made his home at 3436 Superior Park Drive, Cleveland Heights. The 32-year-old infantryman had been in the National Guard since October 1940, and had been overseas for two years. According to letters written shortly before his death, said that he had been picked to start home the end of May. A graduate of East Technical High School, Sgt. Einhorn had been employed in the shoe department of Halle Bros. Co. He had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for exemplary conduct in action. Mr. Einhorn was informed by letter from his brotherís buddy, Sgt. Norman Weintraub, 3396 E. 154th Street, that Sgt. Einhorn had had a military funeral and that Sgt. Weintraub had been one of the pallbearers. Survivors included two other brothers, Isadore of 3634 E. 149th street and Eugene who was believed to be fighting with the guerrillas in Yugoslavia.

TSgt. Einhorn is interred in the American Cemetery at Manila. (Manila Cemetery is located about 6 miles southeast of the center of the city of Manila, Republic of the Philippines, within the limits of the former U.S. Army reservation of Fort William McKinley, now Fort Bonifacio).

Information as gathered from the Cleveland Press & Plain Dealer, June 6 & 9, 1944.

This American Hero is sponsored In Memory of P. J. McLaughlin.