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

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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.

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  • Title: US Army soldier's green felt military patch with 4 gold stripes
  • Provenance: The military patch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
  • Subject Keywords: Soldiers--United States--Biography. Jewish soldiers--United States--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
  • Type: Military Insignia
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular, dark green wool patch with 4 gold colored raised, embroidered stripes. The back has black thread machine stitched on the sides with white netting where the stripes are attached.

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