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Mort Waitzman was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Novermber 8, 1923. Mort enlisted in the United States Army on January 2, 1943. Mort was in the initail wave of soldiers who invaded France on D-Day. Mort's regiment fought the Germans at the city of Saint Lo, and despite receiving many casulties, liberated the city in August 1944. He later fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the last great German offensive of the war. Mort's unit helped to liberate several forced labor camps including Dora-Mittelbau near Nordhausen in Germany. Mort was discharged from the Army on January 23, 1946. After the war Mort went to collage eventually earning a doctorate in physiology and biochemistry. In 1962 Mort accepted a position at Emory University as Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Ophthalmic Research. The collection consists of a memorial booklet from the funeral service for American soldiers held at the American cemetery in Margraten in 1945 and a softcover book entitled "D-Day In South Limburg,"

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Mort Waitzman

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Waitzman, Morton B., 1929-

World War, 1939-1945

War Veterans, Jewish


United States. Army


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