Marshall Daniel Breininger

1909 - 1945

ID : 33370932
In service from : Pennsylvania
Rank : Private First Class

Division : U.S. Army,
313th Infantry Regiment,
79th Infantry Division

Died : Saturday, April 07, 1945
Buried : Netherlands American Cemetery
Location : Margraten, Netherlands
Plot : E, Row: 13, Grave: 20

Medals: The Purple Heart

Memorial Day 2013, David , Carol, Angela and Andy

Marshall Daniel BREININGER was born on 31 Dec 1909 and lived on Main Street, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
He lived at 421th Walnut Street.

He attended Kutztown High School and was employed at Danner's Dairy.
He delivered milk whit horse and wagon, the horses knew the route.
Marshall was a member of the Kutztown Fire Company, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and St. John's Reformed Church.

His induction into the US Army was on November 3 , 1942
He received training at Camp Meade, Maryland ,on Camp Blanding, Florida and on Camp Phillips, Kansas.

Camp Meade, Maryland

Camp Blanding, Florida

Camp Phillips, Kansas

He married Minerva A. Madiera on October 12 , 1943.

He was sent to Europe March 1944, where he was a Private with the 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division.
He was killed in action, driving a jeep, Apr 7, 1945, by a German sniper.

Killed in action

Pfc. Marshall Daniel Breininger 25, son of Mrs. Annie Breininger, West Walnut Street, was killed in action April 7th, in Germany, while serving the 313th Infantry. According to word received by his wife, the former Minerva Madeira, whom he married October 12, 1943.

Inducted November 17, 1942, he went overseas in March, 1944, and served in England, France and Germany. He trained maneuvers in Tennessee and Arizona and at Camp Phillips, Kansas.

On April 4th he saw Lee Fulton of town and in his last letter, dated the 4th, he reported that he had attended Easter services and added the following: 'We`re not allowed to give the people any of our food or candy but every once in a while when nobody is looking, I give the kids some'

His last ?ough was in February, 1944

His brother, Staff Sgt. Carl Breininger, who served for a long time in Holland, is at Maxwell Field A?u. His sisters are Mrs. Gustave Chantas, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mrs. Edwin Kutz, at home.

Pfc. Breininger is the fourth casualty in the membership of St. John`s Reformed Church

Postcard to his mother

Madeira- Breininger Nuptials Held Here

Minerva Alice Madeira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Madeira and Pvt. Marshall Daniel Breininger, son of Mrs. Annie and the late Edwin Breininger, were married at St. John`s Reformed parsonage by the Rev. E.K. Angstadt.

A Reception and dinner was held at Grim`s Old Mill, which was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The dinner table was centered with a large wedding cake and a bouquet of mixed flowers, flanked by red, white and blue candles, and favors were miniature cannon.

Those in attendance were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Breininger, Mrs. Annie Breininger, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Madeira, Mr. and Mrs. John Madeira, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Madeira and son Dennis Mable Madeira, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kutz and son, Edwin Jr., Mrs. Gustav Charitas and son John, Mr. and Mrs. John Keiser, Miriam , John , Nancy, Doris Dallas and Myrtle Keiser, Mrs. Ray Keiser, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schick, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Danner, Mrs. Carl Adams, Mrs. Russell Oswald and Mrs. Harold Stern.

Pvt. Breininger is in furlough from desert maneuvers, his address being in care of the Los Angeles Postmaster.

Marshall and Mabel                                     Mabel and Marshall                                     Mabel, Carl and Marshall


Marshall Parents                                                                   Marshall's father                              


                           Memorial marker located in Fairview Cemetery in Kutztown, PA                                    This is David Kutz, Marshall was his Uncle.                              

Anna and David, Anna is the last surviving sibling of Marshall's

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