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US Army 102nd Infantry Division arched Ozark's patch worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.75.4

102nd Infantry Division, Ozark's badge, worn by 19 year old David C. Porter while a soldier in the US Army in Germany from February 1945 to July 1946. David deployed in February 1945 joining the 102nd Infantry in combat in Germany. By the end of the war in May, David was a mortar crew chief for Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment. David and others of the 102nd were selected to serve as guards for the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. David was assigned to guard prisoners during the Trial of Major German War Criminals. He guarded defendants in their cells and then was assigned to stand guard in the courtroom during the proceedings. David returned to the US and was honorably discharged in July 1946. The trial lasted from November 1945 to August 1946. Verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946: twelve defendants were sentenced to death; three to life imprisonment; four to prison terms ranging from 10-20 years; three were acquitted.

Date
1945-1946  (use)
Geography
use : International Military Tribunal; Nuremberg (Germany)
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ethel P. Kemmerer
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:53
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