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US Army 4th Armored Division shoulder sleeve patch worn by medic, 20th Corps

Object | Accession Number: 2011.410.7

US Army 4 Armored Division shoulder sleeve patch worn by John J. Truty, a medic and Surgical Technician in the 20th Corps (Ghost Corps), Third Army, from April 1941-September 1945. John, 24, landed in Normandy around June 24, 1944, twenty days after D-Day. He cared for troops from many divisions behind the front lines as they fought across France and into Germany, then Austria. On April 11th, 1945, units of the Third Army liberated Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. John and his captain visited the camp a few days later to witness the horrific conditions. He took photographs of what he saw which are part of this collection, 2011.410.1. John was on occupation duty in Austria after VE Day on May 8, 1945, and returned to the US in September.

use:  1942-1945
Military Insignia
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John J. Truty
Record last modified: 2020-09-15 08:45:25
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