DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
PFC. ROBERT LEE HOFFERMAN
The Record Herald, Thursday, July 6, 1944
Contributed by Roselyn Wells
AUBURN YOUTH KILLED IN ACTION
The tragedy of war came to another home in Auburn over the week-end when Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hofferman of 525 West Seventh street, received a telegram from the U.S. Navy department conveying the sad news that their son, Pfc. Robert Lee Hofferman, age 20, had been killed in action.
Pfc. Hofferman was in the engineers division of the Marines and he lost his life in the fighting on Saipan in the Marianas. The telegram stated that his body was buried there temporarily. The Auburn young man had been in the armed service since February 14, 1943, and had been overseas for nine months.