Eric, a native of Auerbach (Saxon), Germany, arrived in the
New York, NY at the age of 2 aboard the S.S. Columbus on 7 June 1926.
He enlisted in the Army at Fort
Dix, NJ on 25 May 1944.
Mehner submitted a Petition For Naturalization to the District Court of
Georgia. At the time he was a Private in Co B, 15th Infantry
Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler, GA. He made an Oath of Renunciation
and Allegiance on 4 August 1944 and the petition was granted.
certificate showing he was admitted as a citizen on 4 August 1944 completed
Grave marker for Eric H. Mehner in the Greenwood Cemetery,
Boonton (Morris County), New Jersey.
Pfc Mehner was transferred
from either 504th or 505th PIR on 26 October 1945. The special order
making the assignment lumped a number of transfers together without stating
which individuals came from the originating regiments.
He was discharged on 4 June