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Marvin Brinker

   Marvin W. Brinker, 89, of Cold Spring, died April 3 at VA Hospital in Fort Thomas.
   He was retired from the Sheet Metal Worker Union No. 124, worked for the Zero-Breeze Co. in Cincinnati, and was an Army veteran of World War II, where he fought in the Normandy Invasion.
   Survivors include his wife, Madeline D. Brinker; daughter, Stephanie Viltrakis; sons, Mark Brinker, Jeffrey Brinker and Ronald Brinker; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
   Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.
   Memorials: FTD Hospice Program, VA Medical Center, 3 200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 4 5220.

[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH, 17 Apr 2014, Thu, Page B6]

[courtesy of R. Moore]

Grave marker for Marvin W. Brinker in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill (Kenton county), Kentucky.


Marvin's draft record was updated on 20 August 1945 following his discharge from the Army.

He had been inducted into the army at Fort Thomas, Newport, KY; on 2 December 1942.

He was assigned to Company I, 508th PIR in 1943 and by May 1944 had been promoted to Pfc.

On 13 June 1944, Pfc Brinker was wounded in action and evacuated to a field hospital.  There the diagnose is was "Location: Eyeball, generally; Medical Treatment: Enucleation with implantation, i.e., removal of the eye and fitting with a prostatic eyeball,.

Hr was discharged oj 31 August 1944 under disability, Section II, AR 615-360 (line of duty, Yes).

He married Doris L Hemingwayin Newport, KY on 4 June 1947.

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