Pfc Goldstein was born in 1919 in New York and was killed in action on June 10, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Pfc Goldstein is the son of Morris Goldstein [b.1894 in Russia, came to America in 1909 and died unknown] a tailor and the son of Yetta Feigenbaum Goldstein [b.1895 in Russia, came to America in 1908 and died unknown]
The 1930 US Census for Kings County, Brooklyn, New York shows Norman residing at 1574 West 8th St with his parents and sister Beatrice [a/k/a Bessie, b. 1913 in New York, married Edward Rosen and died unknown] a bookkeeper in a dress shop and a brother Milton [b.1915 in New York and died unknown]. The Goldstein’s later moved to 1775 Eastburn Ave, Bronx, New York.
Pfc Goldstein enlisted on June 10, 1941 at Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY. His enlistment records states Norman had completed 1 year of high school and was employed as a truck driver.
During Operation Neptune, June 6, 1944, Pfc Goldstein parachuted from his C-47 troop transport plane with Tail#42-32913, #34 in the Chalk, #7 in line.
Pfc Goldstein was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French], the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star and Arrowhead, the World War II Victory Medal, WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Presidential Distinguished Unit Emblem.
Pfc Goldstein is interred at the Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Long Island, New York.