Drill Field of U.S. Army Dedicated to Jewish Soldier for Heroic Act
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Drill Field of U.S. Army Dedicated to Jewish Soldier for Heroic Act

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A drill field at Fort George G. Meade, near here, was dedicated today by the Jewish War Vetrans in cooperation with the U.S. Army in memory of Isadore S. Jachman, one of the two Jewish soldiers who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor, for neroism in the Second World War. Sgt. Jachman, who was an alumnus of the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, was awarded the honor posthumously in ceremonies at the White House in 1945.

Sgt. Jachman, who was killed at Flamierge, Belgium, on January 4, 1945, is credited with single handedly driving off two enemy tanks which threatened his ehtire company and disrupting an enemy attack. Among those participating in the dedication of the drill field were Lt. Col. Louis Barash, Jewish Chaplain at Fort Meade, and Rabbi Albert A. Pattashnick, executive vice-presidene of the Baltimore Talmudical Academy.

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