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US 46th Armored Medical Battalion pin that belonged to a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.13

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    US 46th Armored Medical Battalion pin that belonged to a US soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    46th Armored Medical Battalion pin that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army during World War II. It depicts the crest of the 46th Armored Medical Battalion. 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
    use:  approximately 1941-1946
    Geography
    creation: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Markings
    back center : STERLING
    back right : N.S. MEYER / INC. / NEW YORK
    back left : maker’s mark / 14R
    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

    Language
    Latin English
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Red and white enameled metal pin shaped as a shield with a silver curving banner with Latin text across the bottom. The Escutcheon, or shield. The shield has dark red enamel paint on the top and white on the bottom corners. In the center is a pine tree outlined in silver, with a white enameled top and red bottom. In the center of the tree is a cross, red on top, white on bottom. The are 2 small cutouts on either side of the shield point are two holes that are punched through so that you can see through the metal. The back has a hallmark, manufacturer's name in stamped English text, and a soldered pin clasp.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.125 inches (2.858 cm) | Width: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, paint
    Inscription
    front, on banner : UT ITERUM SERVIAS [To Serve Again]

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medical battalion 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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