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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.

Pvt 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.

A certificate showing he was admitted as a citizen on 4 August 1944 completed the process.

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 1946.