Theodore was born in New Jersey in 1926 to Elizabeth and Theodore Steinbeck Sr. He had a sister Lucille. The family lived in Weehawken, North Bergen, Union City and with an uncle in Teaneck.
Theodore finished the second year of high school.
He enlisted on 7/7/43 and served in the 75th Infantry Division, 291st Infantry Regiment of the Army. He was killed in action on 4/3/45 while crossing the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Waltrop, Germany.
This brave serviceman was buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Limburg, Netherlands. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
(Please note, that we believe that the 1905 date of birth contained in the Fields of Honor document is a mistake which probably derives from the fact that Theodore’s father had the identical name and was born in 1905).
American Battle Monuments Commission
- 1920 United States Federal Census about Henry Steinbruck, Jr. (uncle)
- 1940 United States Federal Census about Henry Steinbruck (uncle)
- 1940 United States Federal Census about Theodore Stienbruck Junior
- U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
- U. S. WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947 for Theodore L Steinbruck
- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
- U. S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Froeign Soil, 1942-1949 for Theodore L Steinbruck
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
Fields of Honor Database Website
Find A Grave Website