FIRST LIEUTENANT GERALD ROBERT STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

August 1, 1916 (Stamford, CT) – November 12, 1944; 28 years old; married to Edith Hoffman on September 17, 1940 in New Haven, CT
Last local address: 23 Ohio Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on November 13, 1942
Service number: O-1322483
90TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 395TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Norwalk High School Class of ‘33

From The Norwalk Hour November 30, 1944

Lieutenant Gerald R. Steinberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steinberg of Rock Ridge, was recently killed in action in Germany according to the War Department telegram received last night by his wife, the former Edith Hoffman of New Haven. Lieutenant Steinberg who had been in the service for about two years, was a platoon leader with the 90th Division of General Patton’s Third Army and had been in action for several months. Before going into the Army, he was with the firm of Keogh and Candee and on Monday, Judge John Keogh had received a card from him stating that his outfit had just been pulled back for a little rest in a former French barracks. Prior to the rest period, he had been on the line for almost six weeks. Evidently the rest period had been ended shortly after he sent the card. Lieutenant Steinberg was a graduate of the local public and high schools and matriculated at Yale College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following his graduation from Yale, he took up the study of law at Harvard Law School. After receiving his law degree and passing the Connecticut Bar exams, he was with a prominent law firm where he practiced until August 1941, there he became associate with Keogh and Candee.

April 26, 1945, unknown newspaper

New Haven, April 25 – (AP) – the gift of $6,000 which is to be used to establish the Gerald Robert Steinberg Scholarship Fund in memory of First Lieutenant Gerald R. Steinberg of Bridgeport, Yale, 1937, who was killed in action last November. Income from the fund, presented by members of the family of Lieutenant Steinberg and by his friends, is to be used “at the discretion of the Undergraduate Scholarship Committee to provide aid and assistance to needy and undergraduate students.” The fund will be added to in the near future. Lieutenant Steinberg graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1940. Prior to his enlistment in the Army November 13, 1942, he practiced law both in Bridgeport and South Norwalk.

Buried in Independent Hebrew Temple Shalom, Norwalk; Plot CC 4.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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