Samuel Schwartz Aronson Papers, 1914-1948.
Correspondence, military records, military school rosters and commencement programs, news articles, address book, sound recording and photographs. Full description
|Creator:||Aronson, Samuel Schwartz, 1921-|
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Correspondence, military records, military school rosters and commencement programs, news articles, address book, sound recording and photographs.
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Samuel Schwartz Aronson, soldier, was born August 15, 1921, the son of Arthur A. and Henrietta Aronson of Raliegh, North Carolina. In June, 1942, Aronson joined the United States Army as a Lieutenant. After serving at a succession of posts in the United States he was sent to North Africa by June, 1943. By October his unit had advanced to Italy via North Sicily. Aronson received a Purple Heart for wounds received at Salerno, Italy and in September, 1944, he was sent home on a hospital ship to convalese at hospitals in North Carolina and Florida. He retired from the Army in June, 1945. During his entire tour with the military, Aronson corresponded often with his family, most often with his father, Arthur A. Aronson. In his letters Samuel Aronson described his daily experiences in the Army, including combat, clearing minefields, censoring letters and commanding a battalion. He included accounts of the living conditions in Italy for the local civilian population, as well as for himself and his peers.
Allen, Richard; Cincinnati, Ohio; gift; March, 1990.