Hyman Berman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. In Highschool he was an active baseball and football player. His Highschool won the Baltimore City Championship in 1934 (?). After graduation from City College he played semi-professional softball in teams sponsored by Coca-Cola. To earn money during the Depression of 1930 he took a job with the Civilian Conservation Corps. He cleared swamps and built roads and highways. During this period he also took up boxing. After being honorably discharged from the CCC he went to work as a riveter in aviation industry.
March 19th, 1943, Hyman Bergman joined the Army and got his basic training at Fort Meade, Maryland. From this he graduated as Rifleman 745. August 20th, 1943, he was transferred to Europe and served with the 3rd Infantry Division. Following a period of illness, he was posted to the 30th Infantry Division. later to be transferred to the 88th Infantry Division “Blue Devils.” He saw action at Anzio, Monte Cassino and in the Po plains.
After the war, he got his discharge from the army in Forth Jackson, Florida. Back in Baltimore, he studied to become a teacher. He married Anne and the couple moved to Florida. Here, Hyman Bergmann graduted from Miami University as a Bachelor in Education and later made his Master’s degree at the Nova Southeastern University. For 32 years he taught in Elementary School, 2 years in Baltimore and 30 years in Central Beach and Leroy D. Fienbergschool in Miami.
Hank Bergman was also entitled to wear the units Croix de Guerre with palme, awarded to the 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division.
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