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Bosch, Edward J., Jr.

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1920 (Camden/New Jersey, United States)
Date of death:
January 31st, 1997 (Wilkes-Barre/Pennsylvania, United States)
Service number:
32 266 131/0-1174786
American (1776 - present, Republic)


Edward J. Bosch J. was the eldest son of two (Edward J. and Frank) in the family of Edward J. Bosch and Miriam G. Boyle. He enlisted on 22nd April 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Edward J. Bosch Jr. was an insurance adjustor who did most of his career, living and working in Camden, New Jersey; Warren, Pennsylvania and Kingston, Pennsylvania. He was married to Margareth Ann Bosch (Miller, born 13th September 1925, Pennsylvania, passed away in April 2003). The couple had four children.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
1st Lieutenant
113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1945
"For gallantry in action on 7 August 1944, in France. The enemy suddenly attacked Lieutenant Bosch's battery area with seven tanks and supporting infantry. He crawled under machine gun fire to give bazookas and ammunition to two men to block the approach of the tanks. By fighting fiercely, the small defending force was able to drive off the enemy infantry and later to knock out a tank, thereby forcing the remaining tanks to withdraw. Once during this action, Lieutenant Bosch approached to within five feet of an enemy soldier who was trying to drive awaywith a friendly vehicle and killed him with his pistol."

Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 131 (25 May 1945).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)