William J. BRODISH

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE32778701
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH13 August 1921 Munson, Clearfield County, PENNSYLVANIA
ETATNEW JERSEY
FAMILY

 

RANKPrivate
FONCTION 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
BATTALION27th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad
DATE OF DEATH6 June 1944ii
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHOmaha Beach 
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of Ruquet

 

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CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
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G269
DECORATION

Bronze Star

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

 

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victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

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STORY

 

Before going overseas, Pvt. William James “Jim” Brodish worked in the famed New Jersey Picatinny Arsenal’s loading department for three years, where he loaded explosives to fill shells, bombs, grenades, and mines.

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Brodish was assigned to the 27th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad.

A small group, consisting of only two officers and 16 men, selected from the 618th Ammunition Company and the 27th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron, landed on June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach.

Their goal was to clear dud-fired projectiles and rockets from the beach area, where they worked throughout the day.

During any idle moments, the group would assist medics with wounded soldiers.

While the squadron was helping to carry wounded soldiers off the beach, BRODISH was killed when a German artillery shell exploded over his foxhole.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, in addition to receiving Picatinny Arsenal’s Gold Star Roll of Honor award.


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