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US Army Combat Medical award pin owned by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.9

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    US Army Combat Medical award pin owned by a US soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Medal that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army during World War II. This pin was awarded to medical personnel who served under fire in a battle situation with a unit engaged in active combat. 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.
    Date
    commemoration:  1943-1945
    Geography
    manufacture: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Contributor
    Subject: Irving H. Rosenberg
    Biography
    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

    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Physical Description
    Oval, silver colored metal pin. Center design has a stretcher crossed by a caduceus. The stretcher extends beyond both edges. Set over the stretcher is a staff with two snakes intertwined around it. The staff is topped by a cross positioned above unfurled feathered wings and bordered by an oak wreath. There are 2 holes near the bottom edge. A pin is soldered onto the center back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The combat medic pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 14:52:02
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