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Isaac Schlossbach, Explorer

Birthdate: (93)
Death: August 1984 (93)
Manasquan, Monmouth, NJ, United States (Dementia)
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Schlossbach and Martha Schlossbach
Brother of Private; Lillian Schlossbach; Harry Schlossbach; Private; Benjamin Schlossbach and 3 others

Managed by: David Arthur Nussbaum
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About Isaac Schlossbach, Explorer

First and foremost, a naval aviator and polar explorer, USNA graduate, former squadron commander of the US Navy Red Ripper's Squadron at Norfolk Naval Airbase and commandant at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal 1944, Uncle Ike was thje toughest yet nicest man among men.

A participant in 12 major polar expeditions to Antarctica, and the North Pole, Mt. Schlossbach and Cape Schlossbach (Weddell Sea) were named in his honor by those whose lives he protected and led under nothing short of heroic circumstances-twice credited with saving Admiral Byrd's life and presented with a special Congressional Medal of Honor.

I remember my childhood visits to his Asbury Park Airport, Army-Navy games with Ike (he played in 4), and Passovers at the house where this quiet, proud Jew celebrated with passion and pride.

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Isaac Schlossbach, Explorer's Timeline

July 20, 1891
August 1984
Age 93
Manasquan, Monmouth, NJ, United States
Arlington, Arlington, VA, United States