Private Earl Broaderick
SGT George Sahlmann
PVT Earl Paskell Broaderick was born 25 November 1914 in South Carolina to Calvin and Ruby W. Broaderick. On
On December 11th, 2017 Purple Hearts Reunited and COL (R) Jack H. Jacobs, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor Recipient,
21 August 1936, he married Loretta Perez and had three children, a daughter Barbara, son Kenneth, and son Ar-
Vietnam presented WWII hero SGT George Sahlmann’s Purple Heart to the Museum of Jewish Heritage with his
thur. Arthur never had an opportunity to meet his father; he was born 7 months after his father’s death.
niece and her family present. The Core Exhibition will serve as a Home of Honor. We had the honor of Inge Katz,
Earl enlisted for service in the U.S. Army on 22 February 1944 in Hillsborough County, Florida and was assigned
a 93-year-old Holocaust Survivor and her Granddaughter, Author Elise Garibaldi present for the ceremony. Elise
to Headquarters Company, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division. He sacrificed his life on 13 September
wrote Inge’s memoir Roses in a Forbidden Garden.
1944 in France during the Division’s attempt to cross the Moselle River. He is buried in the Martin-Colon Cemetery
in Tampa, Florida. Earl’s son Arthur followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Army for service in
Born 28 September 1910 in Neuenwalde, Hanover, Germany to Hinrich and
Vietnam. Assigned as a helicopter crew chief and machine gunner, Arthur was wounded during his service and
Meta Miessner Sahlmann. Not much is known about his early life, but at the age of 27, he was able to escape
like his father, was awarded the Purple Heart.
Nazi control from the Bremerhaven, Germany area on a luxury cruise ship called the SS Columbus in 1937. When
Earl’s medal was rescued by Mrs. Marsha Kanterman-Viele in a thrift store in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She instantly
the ship docked in the New York harbor on 25 June 1937 to drop off passengers at Pier 86, he was discovered
knew the importance of the medal when she saw it as her father had served in the Navy during WWII in Okina-
and listed as a “Deserting Seaman”. He would later enlist to serve in the U.S. Army on 26 March 1943 and was
wa. Art didn’t have anything to remember his dad by. But now, he finally does. Just two weeks before Christmas,
assigned to the 35th Infantry Division. He applied for U.S. Citizenship through the county clerk of Montgomery,
thanks to the quick turn around of Mrs. Kanterman-Viele, our amazing framers at the Village Frame Shop, Select
Alabama on 22 July 1943 and was witnessed by two of his Army friends, Staff Sergeant Dale Rankin and Staff
Design, and the help of Eagle Scout, Daniel Durgin, we changed that. We were extremely proud of Daniel Durgin
Sergeant Emil Nelson.
who used his Eagle Scout project to raise the money for the ceremony.
He would see action at St. Lo, the Cotentin
Peninsula, and the Mortain-Avranches corridor.
His unit raced across France through Orleans
and Sens, Moselle, captured Nancy, secured
Chambrey, and drove on to the German border,
taking Sarreguemines while crossing the Saar.
After crossing the Blies River, the Division
moved to Metz. His unit also took part in the
fighting to relieve Bastogne. The Division left
England on 05 September 1945 and arrived
in New York City on 10 September. He was
discharged one month later on 11 November.
According to the decorations the organization
rescued, it appears SGT Sahlmann was wounded
on three different occasions. For his actions
and service in WWII, his decorations and awards
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