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US Army soldier's 5-pointed star shaped gold pin

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.5

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    US Army soldier's 5-pointed star shaped gold pin


    Brief Narrative
    Pin that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg, who served in the United States Army during World War II. This pin is issued to family members of military personnel who have lost their lives in service to the United States. Rosenberg was a medic with the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, attached to the 4th Armored Division, which, in 1945, liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
    commemoration:  1941-1945
    issue: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Subject: Irving H. Rosenberg
    Irving H. Rosenberg, born in 1908 and from Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the United States Army in November 1941. He served as a medic in the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, 4th Armored Division, during World War II. Rosenberg was deployed to France in 1944 and saw action in France and Germany. His battalion is known for its role in the Battle of the Bulge and for the liberation of Ohrdruf concentration camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald, in Germany. Rosenberg was wounded in the line of duty during the war and twice commended for his courage and devotion to duty during combat in France in September 1944. Rosenberg is believed to have died in Essex, New Jersey, in the 1980s.

    Physical Details

    Military Insignia
    Object Type
    Lapel pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    Gold washed metal pin in the shape of a 5 pointed star. The pin is 3 dimensional with ridge details. Between each rib are raised lines to indicate shading. A straight pin is soldered to the back to attach to a butterfly closure cap.
    overall: Height: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm) | Width: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm) | Depth: 0.375 inches (0.953 cm)
    overall : metal

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    Administrative Notes

    The pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 14:51:09
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