About Stephen Sigmund Mosbacher
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Sigmund Mosbacher, called Stephen Sigmund Mosbacher after immigration, studied chemical technology and engineering at North Dakota State College and University of Toledo, respectively. In June 1943 he was called up for active duty in the U.S. Army. After training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and Camp Ritchie, Maryland, he was sent overseas, to England and then to France, Luxemburg and Belgium. He served in the intelligence staff of the Eighth Armored Division due to his knowledge of European languages and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. On April 2, 1945 he was killed in action in the Netherlands while attempting to rescue a comrade under fire and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his actions.
From Guide to the Papers of the Emil Mosbacher Family 1890-2008, in Leo Baeck Institute Center for Jewish History. AR 25516, Processed by Dianne Ritchey and Arthur Rath, retrieved from http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=1875025