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Convention button for the first US Army 4th Armored Division reunion

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.19

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    Convention button for the first US Army 4th Armored Division reunion

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    US Army 4th Armored Division reunion pin that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army during World War II. The pin was issued for the 1st Division reunion following the end of the war. 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:  1947
    Geography
    received: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Markings
    front, top center around border, pritned in red ink : FIRST / ANNUAL CONVENTION
    front, bottom center, around border, printed in red ink : 1947
    front, inside blue circle, along sides of triangle, printed in blue ink : 4th ARMORED / DIVISION / ASSOCIATION
    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
    English
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Circular metal pin with printed graphic design. Front has a black outlined triangular emblem printed in center, divided into 3 sections: yellow on top; blue on bottom left, and red on bottom right. Printed over the center of the triangle is an image of a black tank gun and diagonal tank tracks. Printed over the cannon is a red lightning bolt; in the yellow section is a number. The emblem is enclosed in a blue circle. There is English text inside and outside, around the circle. The back has a pin-back button clasp.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.500 inches (6.35 cm) | Width: 2.500 inches (6.35 cm) | Depth: 0.125 inches (0.318 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, ink

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The button was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:17
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