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Honorable Service lapel button, US Military, that belonged to a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.7

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    Honorable Service lapel button, US Military, that belonged to a US soldier


    Brief Narrative
    Honorable Service lapel button that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg, who served in the United States Army during World War II. Lapel button was awarded to service personnel who were honorably discharged after World War II. Rosenberg was a medic with the 46th Armored Medical Battalion which was attached to the 4th Armored Division.
    commemoration:  1939 September 08-1946 December 31
    creation: 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.

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    Circular gold washed cast metal button with a right facing eagle with outspread wings attached to the front. The eagle perches on a circular ring that borders the button. The wings extend beyond the edges: one wing is above the band, one wing below. There are 13 vertical stripes below the eagle and a smooth banner above. The button back is soldered onto a circular protruding tab that slops through a buttonhole.
    overall: Height: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm) | Width: 0.625 inches (1.588 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    overall : metal

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    Administrative Notes

    The lapel button 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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