Son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hoffman Killed Jan. 13- His Brother, Virgil Killed 4 Years Ago
A message from the war department to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hoffman of Farmington, Tuesday morning announced to them the sad news that their only surviving son, Pvt. Glenn C. Hoffman, age 20 had met his death on the battlefield of Belgium, on January 13th.
He had been overseas about six months, following his anti-aircraft training at Camp Callan, California which began one year ago in January, when he entered military service.
Glenn enjoyed only a short delay enroute furlough last July, from Camp Callan to Fort George Meade, Replacement Depot No. 1 in Maryland from where he embarked.
Glenn was preceded in death by and older brother Virgil, who was accidentally killed in a truck accident four years ago, at Sparta Wisconsin.
The young hero, who gave his life for his country, was born April 5, 1924 on a farm in Hampton Township, a son of Milton and Henrietta (Juenke) Hoffman.
In March, 1930 the family moved into Farmington, where Glenn started kindergarten and continued on through school until his graduation in 1942. In high school he will be remembered as a star athlete, being outstanding as an end on the football eleven.
“Glenny” as he was known by a host of school friends and adults alike, was always of a pleasant and happy disposition, quiet and inoffensive and a friend to everyone he knew.
The last letter received from Glenn by his parents was written January 1, and arrived here January 20th. Glenn stated that he hadn’t received any of his mail lately and told little of his activities. He enclosed a snapshot of himself taken in Belgium.
Memorial services will not be planned until later.