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US Army soldier's green felt military patch with 4 gold stripes

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.22

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    Brief Narrative
    Military patch that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army during World War II. Army service stripes patch that designates length of service in an oversees capacity during World War II. One bar represents 6 months of service outside the continental 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:  approximately 1941-1946
    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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    Physical Description
    Rectangular, dark green wool patch with 4 raised, gold embroidered stripes. The back has black thread machine stitched on the sides with white netting where the stripes are attached.
    overall: Height: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm) | Width: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    overall : wool, thread, cloth

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    Administrative Notes

    The military patch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
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    2023-08-25 16:02:40
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