May 19, 2019

Iyyar 14, 5779

Yah

Jerome I. Oxman

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Nisan 1, 5762

July 8, 1918 to March 14, 2002

Jerome I. Oxman was born in NYC July 8, 1918. At the age of 1 month, the family moved to Atlanta, GA. In June 1941, he was inducted into the U.S. Army for a 1-year peacetime draft. Pearl Harbor was bombed December 7, 1941, which caused him to remain in the service for the duration of WW2. The Army induction took place at Fort McPherson, GA, and he completed basic training at Camp Blanding in Stark, Florida. His assignment was to serve in the MP unit in Miami, Florida, followed by a stint in Clarksville, Mississippi, guarding Italian POW's picking cotton. Later he was shipped to Exeter, England, for a classified assignment, which resulted in a wait for the Normandy invasion. He landed in Normandy D+6. He was assigned to Paris to guard the American Embassy until his discharge November 18, 1945. He died at 11:30AM on March 14, 2002, while vacationing in Florida.

U.S. Army

Served from June 29, 1941 to November 15, 1945

Highest JWV Position

Junior Vice Commander

Post or Auxiliary

Atlanta Post 112

Military Specialty

Military Police

Awards/Medals

Good Conduct, WW2 Victory, Amer. Svs .