Lonnie Eichelberger

World War II
Service #18217466
Unit371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Entered Service From Texas
Date of DeathFebruary 10 1945
Tablets of the Missing
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Bronze Star, Purple Heart

In June 2016, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed the remains of an Unknown Soldier buried in Plot E Row 7 Grave 12 at Florence American Cemetery with the belief that an identification could be made. Research and analysis were used to positively identify the remains as belonging to Pfc. Lonnie Eichelberger who served in the 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division, and lost his life on February 10, 1945. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.