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Harold Rosenberg

Also Known As: "Har", "Hal"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death: April 14, 2011 (87)
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States (cerebral hemorrhage)
Place of Burial: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William (Dobry) Rosenberg and Evelyn Rosenberg
Husband of Private User
Father of Private User; <private> Soffer (Rosenberg); Private User and Private User
Brother of Mitzi Sklare and Milton Rosenberg

Occupation: retired Research Scientist
Managed by: Jim Soffer
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About Harold Rosenberg

  Author and/or Co-author of more than 125 scientific publications, technical papers, and reports.  Holder and/or co-holder of 18 United States patents of chemicals and chemical processes. Co-author of book "Metallocene Polymers" (1970); publisher Marcel Dekker, Inc.   Wrote 2nd book "Our Part" published by U.S.  Army (1945) which was the story of my infantry company during WWII. 
   Emeritus member of the American Chemical Society (1948-     ).  Past president (Chairman) of the Dayton Section, American Chemical Society.  Member of the board of ACS and past chairman for 20 years of its investment committee.
   Member of AAAS, Sigma Xi (honorary chemical society of United States).  Fellow of the American Institute of Chemiists, New York Academy of Services, and the Royal Chemical Society (London). 
   Life-long Zionist (1935-    ) and life member of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Past president of Young Judea/ Chicago Region (1942-43).  Past president of Central States Region, ZOA (2000 - 2008).   President of Dayton District, ZOA (1980-1990).  Active in fund-raising for the  Jewish National Fund and Bonds for Israel.
    Life member of Jewish War Veterans of America.  Adjutant and Chaplain Post 587 - Dayton, Ohio. 
    Member of Beth Abraham Synagogue (BAS), Dayton Ohio, (1951 - current).    Life member of (BAS) Men's Club. Past president of Men's Club 1968 - 1972.  Member of the board of Men's Club for over 30 years. 
    Member of Jr.ROTC and band (played clarinet) 1937-1940).  Played in the military band at the parade for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the opening of the Chicago River Bridge (1940).
     Military:  Enlisted in the Enlisted Reserve Corps (ERC) of the US Army in Nov 1942. Called to active duty June 1943 and was sent to Camp Fannin , Texas.  Assigned as a student of the Army Specialized Training Program to Texas A&M College (Oct 1943-Feb1944) and to the Univ of Iowa (Feb to April 1944).  Joined 44th Infantry Division as member of K Company, 114th Infantry in April 1944 at Camp Phillips, Kansas. Went overseas in Sept 1944 and participated in Normandy Invasion as part of the 3rd Army.

Fought in France, Germany, and Austria with the Division as part of the US 7th Army. Captured and occupied Reutte,Austria May to July 1945. Departed France July 1945 for return to USA on HMT-Queen Elizabeth. Was on furlough prior to departure for the invasion of Japan when WWII ended in Aug 1945. Discharged from army at Camp Chaffee, Ark in Nov 1945.

    Among the military activities in which I engaged while in combat against the Germans: served as a machine gunner and later as mortar gunner, then mortar squad leader. Captured a number of German officers from whom I obtained a variety of "souveniers" including a Cine Nizo 8mm movie camera (color film), Luger pistol, Belgian 25mm revolver,  ceremonial sword, and military fur hat.

Was a victim of friendly fire (American) when acting as a forward observer: was mistakely dive-bombed by a US Army Air Corps P-47. Was injured with 3 broken ribs but recovered to return to active duty.

      Flower stories: 1940 at age 17, I was selected as an Eagle Scout to present a bouquet of flowers to visiting soprano star of the Metropolitan Opera, Kristen Flagstad.

Years later, in March 1945, I requested that my company commander present a gift of flowers to the great German/American Actress, Marlene Dietrich. She had offered to entertain American troops during WWII who were in ther front lines of combat. She sang before members of my regiment on a makeshift stage in a field not far from front lines. My squad, gathered wild flowers from the nearby fields to make the huge bouquet. My commander refused my request so I was honored to present the bouquest to her.

     Following retirement from U.S. Air Force Materials Laboratory in 1980, began work as a travel agent.  Active in travel business for  30 years. Traveled extensively for US Air Force prior to working as travel agent and later traveled extensively for business and pleasure.  Visited 48 of the U.S. states and over 30 countries (visited every country in South America, all countries in Western Europe except for 2), Japan, India, Phillipines, Jordan, Egypt, Soviet Union.  Visited Israel 21 times for both business and family trips.

Ten cruises with wife Shirley: Alaska, Mexico Riviera, Caribbean (x3), South America, Scandinavian, Mediterranean, Italy, Panama Canal, TransAtlantic (QMII).

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Harold Rosenberg's Timeline

April 17, 11
Dayton, Ohio, USA
June 27, 1923
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
September 1928
- June 1936
Age 5
Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 1936
- June 1940
Age 13
Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 1940
- June 1942
Age 17
Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 1942
- June 1946
Age 19
Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 1947
- June 1950
Age 24
Champagne/Urbana, Illinois, United States