In Honored Glory!

Paul E Huffer Jr          
Class of 1941

Private First Class, U.S. Army 33556599
347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division
Entered the Service 2/11/1943 
Born 1922
Died: March 25, 1945   KIA
Buried at: Plot J Row 1 Grave 4
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Awards: Purple Heart 

The News, October 24, 1945
PFC. PAUL E. HUFFER, JR. is Listed Among Dead
Missing in action since last March 23, Pfc. Huffer, 22 yearold father of a six month old son he had never seen, was declared dead Monday in a telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Betty J. Huffer, of Union, S. C., from the War Department. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Huffer, Knoxville.
Shortly after being notified last spring that her husband was missing in the European Theater of Operations wrote to his commanding officer, who gave her the only information he had concerning the infantryman's death. He wrote that Pfc. Huffer was crossing the Rhine with Patton's Army when his boat was blown up. The last his commanding officer saw of him he was clinging to a bit of wreckage.
A member of the Headquarters Company, 34th Infantry, he had served in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He was inducted into the Army in September, 1941, and received most of his training at Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Jackson, S. C., before going overseas October 12, 1944. A graduate of Brunswick High School in 1941, he was employed as a trackman on the B and O Railroad for a short time before his induction. He would have been 23 last August 10.
Pfc. Huffer was active in the Knoxville Methodist church and Sunday school and was also very fond of sports, particularly baseball and fishing.
Surviving are his parents, his wife and little son, Paul Huffer, III.